Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Indonesia is known as one of the countries with the highest ethnic, cultural and linguistic differences in the world. Central Statistics Agency has released data that 1,331 tribes live in Indonesia, and 662 languages are identified according to the Language Agency. For the sake of maintaining diversity and wholeness, good literacy is required.
Gramedia Writers and Readers Forum (GRWF) initiated by Gramedia in collaboration with National Library is a small effort to maintain unity in diversity. This event is a face-to-face forum, interaction, discussion, and sharing between writers and readers. GWRF was held for three days on August 2-4 at National Library.
"The theme literacy in diversity is a symbol of diversity in literacy world. Authors require additional perspective in understanding NKRI through awareness and open-mindedness, "added the Director of Publishing and Education of PT Gramedia Suwandi S Brata during a press conference ahead of GWRF 2019 event.
A total of 45 professional book writers and presenters were presented to share experiences and share real practices of literacy world. “A number of famous writers, such as Fiersa Besari, Ayu & Ditto, Aan Masnyur, Sapardi Djoko Damono, Retak Sedu, A. Fuadi, Budiman Sudjatmiko, Maman Suherman, Ayu Utami, and others. Talkshow and workshop of each writer carried a range of millennial themes, culture and literature, to spirituality,” Suwandi added.