A Home Is Not A House
DATE / TIME
1 Nov, Sun
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
A home is about the people it holds, but sometimes you need to build a house so that people can live in it. How, then, does community-building and infrastructure-building inform a writer’s practice? In this conversation, writers speak about existing ecosystems and communities that have supported their practice, and make a case for what remains to be built.
This is a live session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay.
This programme is co-presented with Sing Lit Station, featuring writers who are part of the WrICE digital residency.
Mikael Johani is a poet, critic, and translator from Jakarta, Indonesia. His works have appeared in #UntitledThree (Edinburgh), On Relationships (London), Asymptote, The Johannesburg Review of Books, AJAR (Hanoi), Vice Indonesia, Kerja Tangan (Kuala Lumpur) and Popteori. He is the author of We Are Nowhere And It’s Wow (Post Press, 2017). His English translation of Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas’s poem, 'one by one the bodies died', won an Honourable Mention from the 2018 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry. He organises Paviliun Puisi, a monthly open mic in Jakarta (currently on Zoom quarantine).Mikael Johani is featured in the following SWF event(s):
TBCAmeena Hussein is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Hafiz Hamzah is the founder of Obscura, an independent publishing house based in Kuala Lumpur. He is also the editor of Svara, a quarterly journal on Malaysian contemporary culture. He has published two collections of poetry, Malakalis (2014) and Gertak Sanggul (2016), which has been translated into English—Blooms of Ire (2019).Hafiz Jelir is featured in the following SWF event(s):