Last year, netizens had fun when Sarinah Jakarta Content Week (Jaktent) presented more than 140 interesting programs with big names such as David Wallace-Wells, Joe Sabia, Sophie Kinsella, and Nusseir (Nas Daily) Yassin.
After successfully launching the first edition, this year’s Sarinah Jakarta Content Week 2021 presents something new, with a hybrid format that is different from the others.
Book. Film. Media. Music. Culinary. Entertainment.
When it comes to Sarinah Jakarta Content Week (Jaktent) 2021, the fun never stops. There will be more than 400 speakers in 200 curated sessions: inspiring talk shows, conferences, sharing sessions, and master classes focusing on current issues in the creative industries.
Participants can take part in lively discussions about books and literature, culinary arts, films, and much more, with programs featuring well-known experts in their respective fields.
This year, Sarinah Jaktent once again shows the best side of our creative industry, which has revived in the midst of a global pandemic. Here’s another way of saying it:“Sarinah Jaktent 2021, To Gather Again”
The book’s popularity soared to a peak as the world struggled with lockdowns and other uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its plot offers enlightenment to many: the things that can happen, another life that we can live. In Sarinah Jaktent 2021, Midnight Library author Matt Haig will share with us his side of the story, his experiences, why and how he wrote the beloved book, and more.
Next up, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. The winner of the 2020 International Booker Prize is often dubbed one of the most powerful new voices of Dutch literature. Their first poetry collection, Calfskin, won the C. Buddingh’ Prize for best poetry debut in 2015. They published their first novel, The Discomfort of Evening, in 2018. The novel went on to win the prestigious ANV Debut Award and become a national bestseller. .
Also joining Sarinah Jaktent this year is Juan Pablo Villalobos, author of Down the Rabbit Hole. His books were selected for the Guardian First Book Award (2011) and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize (2012). We also have Jessica Brody, author of more than seventeen novels for teens and adults, including A Week of Mondays and Save the Cat! Write Novels. His books are published and translated in more than 23 countries, with several titles currently in development as films.