Read Like a Writer with Feby Indirani
Creative and sensitive reading is a must-have addition to any writer’s toolkit. Learn how some of the most exciting writers at work today gain inspiration and technique from the books that they love.
This friendly session will hear journalist and writer Feby Indirani share a passage from a book that helped to inspire her and a passage from her own writing. Find out how she uses reading to inform her own work as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, in which she tackles subjects ranging from feminism to religion and spirituality. Then, we’ll take some time to discuss these extracts informally as a group, followed by a quick writing exercise.
This session is perfect for readers and creative writers of all stripes – whether you’d like to get a flavour for how our writing workshops work, or you’re a Dragon Hall regular looking for inspiration and to reconnect with the joy of close reading.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>
Feby Indirani is a journalist and writer, and has written several novels including Simfoni Bulan (Bulan’s Symphony). Her short story collection Bukan Perawan Maria (Not Virgin Mary) has been translated into English and profiled by the likes of the BBC. Her book I can (not) Hear: Journey of a Hearing-Impaired to a World of Sounds won the Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia Award 2010 from Goodreads Indonesia. Feby has written for publications such as Business Week Indonesia and Trust Magazine, and has held several fellowships from institutions around the world.