Yogyakarta city holds festival to promote literature

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – The Yogyakarta City Cultural Office is holding a literary arts festival titled Mulih (going home), which includes various programs that are expected to serve as platforms to provide promotion and education about literature.

“This year we are trying to show the collaboration in literature from different elements, both from Javanese literature and from Indonesian literature with many points of view,” the head of the office, Yetti Martanti, said here on Monday.

According to Martanti, the Mulih Literary Festival 2022, which will be held from November 6 to 13, 2022, has been more lively because it will be held offline.

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The festival started from the literary stage at Regol Barat (West Gate of) Kepatihan on Sunday evening (November 6) and was followed by a series of activities including literary talks, a poetry. angkringan or Corner, writing workshops, and villages of writing and children’s literature.

“We collaborate with various elements of the community – from the business world, the campus, the Dimas Diajeng Jogja (a tourism ambassador) group, museums and literary communities to the state railway company KAI – to organize this festival,” said Martanti.

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With the involvement of many parties, literature in Yogyakarta is expected to continue to develop and become more popular.

Meanwhile, during a literary conversation on Javanese literature on Monday, the Regional Secretary of Yogyakarta city Aman Yuriadijaya said that the local government is trying to provide a space for all community groups to promote literature in Yogyakarta.

“It is not only limited to the residents of Yogyakarta city, but all residents in Yogyakarta (province) can merge in the advanced literature, especially Javanese literature,” Yuriadijaya added.

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Furthermore, a number of collections from the Sonobudoyo Museum will be exhibited from November 7-13 as part of the event.

The exhibition traces the development of literature and displays Javanese manuscripts, lontar (palm leaf manuscripts), and Javanese typewriters.

Yuriadijaya expressed the hope that the event will become an educational medium, especially for the younger generation to learn more about Javanese literature.

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