(16 October 2016, Jakarta) Hundreds of activists and members from Taman Bacaan Masyarakat gathered in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, for the kick off event of the Indonesian Literacy Festival on October 18-20.
The event has been organized to commemorate the International Literacy Day, which is recognized by Unesco and falls annually on September 8. Formerly organized under different names, from “Library Festival” (“Festival Taman Bacaan”) to “Indonesia Reads Festival” (“Festival Indonesia Membaca”), this year marks the festival’s third edition. Firman, forum head of TBM, told Detik that even though the name changed, the spirit stays the same.
The three-day festival sees a number of literacy activities, book discussions, workshops and book donations as part of the national literacy activity. Writers such as Lala Bohang and Lian Gogali have been invited to participate in discussion and sharing sessions.
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