Past Meetup

Poetry Reading & Meetup at IIBF: Finding Your Book "Soulmate"

This Meetup is past

36 people went

Jakarta Convention Center

Senayan · Jakarta

How to find us

Assembly Hall (we're at the public area)

Location image of event venue


"Life is too valuable to be wasted on reading a terrible book (hidup terlalu berharga untuk dihabiskan membaca buku jelek)," said some friends at Jakarta Book Club.

Do you agree or not?

In our 'quest' to find the right types of books that feed our lust for information and inspirations, we can share our own experience with one another. Hopefully, this will not only open our mind to new ways of reading and selecting books, but also help people who have just started reading as a pastime.

The discussion will be light and informative. There is no right and wrong; and we welcome JBC members and non-members to join this one-hour discussion. Before and after that, some of us will be reading some original poems, as well as those famous ones from Aan Mansyur, Maya Angelou, Khalil Gibran, Pablo Neruda, etc, in the company of guitar melody.

So, be there and have fun with us ;)


This event is our special meetup, as a collaboration with the Indonesia International Book Fair 2016. This is a FREE event, but we urge regular members to give donation as usual. Light snacks and drinks will be provided (feel free to bring anything!). Coming early to the meetup is advisable because of limited space (you can bring a pillow or mat to sit on). People who make RSVP three (3) times but fail to come will be automatically be transferred to waitlist in the upcoming meetups.

• Poetry reading
• Group discussion
• Book auction
• Book swap (bring your old book and expect to bring home a "new" one. We don't accept journals, magazines, cookbooks or textbooks)
• Secondhand BOOK SALE curated by Jakarta Book Club. You can buy quality books from Rp 5000 in JBC booth (no. 180). Don't forget to stop by!

The discussion will be moderated in English and Bahasa Indonesia. This event is independently supported by JBC officers.

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