IBBY-Yamada 2016: Indonesia

30th Anniversary of the Society for the Advancement of Children's Literature

IBBY Indonesia received support to organize a festival of reading promotion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature. The project started with a story-telling train journeys between Jakarta to Jogjakarta in February 2016. Six storytellers travelled on the trains telling stories to the children and adult passengers. More events are planned for the beginning of August 2016 and will include a research seminar on Indonesian folktales, a storytelling workshop with a Taiwanese storyteller and local performers and symphonic legends, which are legends based on folktales combining an orchestra and narration.