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The Mystery of Writing Crime Novels (Ubud Writers and Readers Festival event)

Tracey Lien is the author of the debut novel All That’s Left Unsaid, which investigates the Vietnamese Australian enclave of Cabramatta in the 1990s and explores the emotional complexity of Vietnamese refugee and Asian Australian experiences. I Have Some Questions for You is a literary murder mystery by Rebecca Makkai, set in an élite boarding school, which deconstructs the tropes of the genre. Megan Nolan’s new novel, Ordinary Human Failings, is a heart-breaking, unflinching, compulsive tale that blends an unsolved murder with family history, police procedure, and romantic frustration. Jill Dawson writes crime novels and skillfully exposes class and misogyny and the part they play in determining women’s lives—and often preventable deaths. These authors will speak about the process of creating a rich storyline and how they weave social commentary into their narratives.

Tracey Lien, penulis dengan novel perdananya All That’s Left Unsaid, menyelami kantong komunitas Vietnam-Australia di Cabramatta pada tahun 1990an, menjelajahi kerumitan suasana batin para pengungsi Vietnam, dan pengalaman hidup orang Asia-Australia. I Have Some Questions for You oleh Rebecca Makkai adalah kisah misteri pembunuhan berlatar sebuah sekolah asrama elit, membongkar batasan dan rumusan terkait genre. Novel terbaru Megan Nolan, Ordinary Human Failings, adalah sebuah kisah mengharukan, tanpa basa-basi dan menggugah yang menggabungkan misteri pembunuhan dengan sejarah keluarga, cara polisi bekerja, dan tekanan romantik. Para penulis ini akan membahas proses meramu alur cerita yang kaya sembari merajut kritik sosial ke dalam penuturan kisah mereka tentang bagaimana tiap pribadi manusia membentuk identitas dan sejarah pribadi mereka. Jill Dawson menulis novel-novel kriminal dan dengan terampil mengekspos bias kelas dan misogini, juga peranan mereka dalam menentukan nasib perempuan – juga, seringkali, kematian yang seharusnya dapat terhindarkan. Penulis-penulis ini akan bercerita tentang proses menciptakan alur cerita yang kaya dan bagaimana mereka menyelipkan komentar sosial ke dalam penuturan mereka.

Valley Stage @Taman Baca. Jl Raya Sanggingan Ubud

on October 21 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Crafting Captivating Landscapes (Ubud Writers and Readers Festival event)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the world around you through the art of landscape writing. From lush forests to picturesque beaches, these authors will talk about their experience in capturing the essence of each magnificent scene with captivating words, as well as their influences and why they write about nature. Else Fitzgerald and Rebecca Makkai will take us through techniques and imagery that bring landscapes to life on the page that will awaken your senses.


on October 20 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Our Stories Are Our Power (Ubud Writers and Readers Festival event)

Join us at the renowned Alila Ubud for an evening of remarkable voices featuring Anita Heiss, Grace Tame, and Tanaïs, hosted by Rebecca Makkai. Through their personal journeys, they’ve harnessed the power of storytelling to ignite a broader conversation on empowerment. Grace, a fearless activist, and Tanaïs, an acclaimed novelist now exploring themes of belonging in her memoir, along with Anita Heiss, an advocate for Indigenous rights, will share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the realm of memoir writing and life. Relax in Alila’s gracious, open-air dining room with an uninterrupted view of the Ayung valley and savor what could be your most memorable dining experience.

Alila Ubud. Desa, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan (Google Maps)

on October 19 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

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