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Enjoy and Don’t Worry About the Competition

This advice was brought up by Murti Bunanta when she was invited to be one of the speakers at a Webinar, May 11th 2024, organized by The Education University in Bandung in collaboration with Seameo, Seameo Qitep, Seameo Ceccep, Hiski, and Tridaya Group. KPBA is invited to be part of this collaboration as KPBA is considered to have many experiences in conducting Storytelling Events

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Dr Murti Bunanta as Speaker of AFCC 2024

Sharing her knowledge on writing folktales and her experiences working with reputable local and international publishers.


INABBY Activities

IBBY Indonesia Artificial Intelligence and Young TalentsIn collaboration with Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (KPBA), IBBY Indonesia (INABBY) organised a series of webinars and seminars during the second half of 2023. Some interesting topics of the webinar include Artificial Intelligence and Young Talents. Artificial Intelligence has been a popular discussion topic among experts and journalists, including children’s book writers and illustrators, in Indonesia. On 26

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Exploring Children’s Literature

As usual KPBA and INABBY webinar went well. Webinar #32 gave many new insights to the participants.Dr Murti Bunanta showed some her works of early readers to give insights how shaping a good stories for kindergartners (pic 2,3). Also she showed her newest book published in Singapore (pic 4,5).Three other speakers: Dr Ida Farida Sachmadi, Nicke Yunita Muharram M.A and Jessica Florencia, medical doctor

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Happiness With Special Children in Bali

A visit to a special school in Bali , December 4th 2023. The Children showed a good response and participated in all programs: making storytelling devices, with KPBA representatives Dwi Julyanti, Murti Bunanta, storytelling sessions with Margaret Read MacDonald (pic 8 , 9 – Fat Cat was handed over to the head master afterwards) and Made Taro and Gde Tarmada.They also astonished us with

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Memory of IBBY Regional Congress in Bali 2013 – Resource: IBBY website

THE 1st ASIA-OCEANIA IBBY REGIONAL CONGRESS IN BALI: INABBY REPORT INABBY, The Indonesian Section of IBBY, has successfully organized The 1st Asia-Oceania IBBY Regional Congress in Bali, May 23rd–26th, 2013. No doubt this first step taken by INABBY will be followed by other national sections of IBBY in the region, to continue such regional congresses in the future. This first congress was attended by

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KPBA/INABBY activities in Bali December, 2nd, 2023

The first event of KPBA in Bali at a elementary school on December 2rd to suppor the 48th anniversary of the school. Dwi Julyanti, member of KPBA taught enthusiasts pupil in making craft and Murti presented 3 of her works for the school library handed over to the head master.We met our long best friend Made Taro the Maestro of Balinese Storytelling, who still

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Write a Good Quality Folktales Books

Late post.Dr Margaret Read Macdonald, children’s book writer, folklorist and storyteller from America share her knowledge through telling and her books.Dr Murti Bunanta, shows several of books to explain the meaning of the seminar; From Stage to Page and From Page to Stage. . Tanggal 28 November 2023 yang lalu, KPBA dan INABBY menyelenggarakan seminar dengan topik “From Stage to Page. From Page to

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Stories, Stories, Stories. Everybody Can Tell Stories.

Reported by Vivi Avianti in IndonesianReported by Murti Bunanta in English This event organized by KPBA (Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature) and Indonesian Board of Books for Young People (INABBY) supported by IBBY Yamada Fund and several government institutions done on November 25th 2023.It proofs that everyone can tell stories in their own way. This event is an inclusive activity giving a

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Stories from Biennial Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2023

Late Post A glance of KPBA – INABBY event dated October 24th 2023 attended by ca 120 participants with opening remark by H.E Tomas Ferko, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic. This useful event was also attended by Mr Toro Purbo, former Indonesian Ambassador for the Slovak Republic. Writers, Ilustrators, Publishers, Children’s Literature experts, and others were very enthusiastic to listen to the talk.

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