TO GATHER AGAIN! The Jakarta Content Week 2021. Online Literary Talk with Claudia Kaiser and Laura Prinsloo (TemuSastra #15)

Online on Zoom, Friday, 5 November 2021, 2pm CET / 8 pm WIB

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Jakarta Content Week (JAKTENT) is an international event comprising of conferences, workshops, seminars, festivals, and exhibitions. Through JAKTENT, different Creative Industries, especially from the Asia Pacific region, will find a platform to discuss, do business, and enjoy literature, arts, film, culinary experiences and more. In conferences and seminars the event aims to foster and facilitate business between different creative sectors and different regions. And as a festival, JAKTENT will attract, support, and entertain the general public.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Jaktent celebrated its premiere online in 2020. This year, it will be held in a hybrid form from 10 to 14 November, showcasing 200 sessions with more than 400 speakers, who will all meet and celebrate the motto „To Gather Again!“.

The special guests of the 15th literature talk TemuSastra are the creators of JakTent who were involved in this huge project from the scratch. They represent the two organizers of JAKTENT: the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the 17,000 Islands of Imagination Foundation. Claudia Kaiser is the Vice President of Frankfurt Book Fair, and Laura Prinsloo the Chair of the 17,000 Islands of Imagination Foundation.

During their online talk they will introduce JAKTENT, speak about the first idea and its origins, the success of the first edition 2020 and the plans for 2021, but they will also discuss the current situation of literature and other related creative sectors in Indonesia.

Claudia Kaiser was trained as bookseller, and holds a MA degree in Chinese Studies. She lived in China for more than 10 years, as editor for China Foreign Literature Publishing House, started an agency and, in 1998, set up the German Book Information Centre by Frankfurter Buchmesse in Beijing, and was its first director. She moved on to United Nations Publishing in New York (External Publications Officer, in charge of rights and sales).

She has been in the senior management (Vice President) of Frankfurt Book Fair since 2003, in different positions: head of international department, General Manager of KITAB (Abu Dhabi International Book Fair), head of Cape Town Book Fair, just to mention a few.

As Vice President Business Development of Frankfurt Book Fair she presently looks into the South East Asian markets and South Asia, Arab World and Africa.

Laura Prinsloo is the chair of the Foundation 17,000 Islands of Imagination, who co-organized the Jakarta Content Week. Recently, she was appointed by the Jakarta Provincial Government as the Executive Chair for the Jakarta City Book Committee, which is responsible for various book-related activities in the city including the 33rd IPA Congress in 2022. Laura is also the Secretary General of the Jakarta Creative City Forum. Opening words by Prof. Dr. Ardi Marwan, Attaché for Education and Culture, Embassy of the Rep. of Indonesia, Berlin

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