November Activities
On November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

NAILA  2018

Lontar supported the NAILA (National Australia Indonesia Language) Awards 2018, an annual competition that fosters and rewards the learning of Indonesian at all levels in Australia. Books published by Lontar were awarded to the winners of the competition, one of them being Iven Manning, a former intern at Lontar. Congratulations, Iven. We are proud of you!

PAYAKUMBUAH LITERARY FESTIVAL

Some 20 national literary figures along with 64 of their West Sumatra counterparts shared views and knowledge at the Payokumbuah Literary Festival 2018, held at the town of Payakumbuh on November 13-15. The festival featured a number of discussions, literature appreciation and reading of literary works as well as interchanges with the local people who attended. There were also traditional performances and a book bazaar.  Lontar was one of the sponsors, with the hope that the event can be held every year.

Photo Courtesy: Payokumbuah Literary Festival

Photo Courtesy: Payokumbuah Literary Festival

Photo Courtesy: Payokumbuah Literary Festival

GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018
Lontar Foundation director of programs, John McGlynn participated at this annual event in Malaysia as the main speaker at a workshop on the intricacy and artistry of translating. The theme was the book Laut Bercerita (The Sea Speaks His Name), the latest novel by Indonesian author, Leila S. Chudori, who took part in the discussions. John McGlynn has been instrumental in translating many Indonesian works into English and responsible for the largest archive of Indonesian letters (past and present) online. Participant were required to work with the text and construct their own translations, which were then reviewed.
(Photo Courtesy: George Town Literary Festival)

Reading “Laut Bercerita” in English

With Leila S. Chudori, the author of “Laut Bercerita” (“The Sea Speaks His Name”)

The main speaker at a workshop on the intricacy and artistry of translating