Menulis Fiksyen Melayu Dengan Cara Okky Madasari

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Master short stories and fiction writing in Malay with award-winning and best-selling author, Okky Madasari.

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Perbaiki cerpen atau novel anda dalam bengkel tiga hari ini dengan penulis novel termasyhur dari Indonesia, Okky Madasari. Ketahui lebih lanjut tentang cara Okky Madasari yang dapat membantu anda menguasai kemahiran dan pengetahuan untuk menulis fiksyen supaya dapat diterbitkan. Penulis mapan boleh juga ikut serta; anda berpeluang mendapatkan konsultasi Okky untuk cerpen atau novel anda.

Writing Malay Fiction: The Okky Madasari Way

Perfect your short story or novel at this three-day workshop with award-winning Indonesian novelist and essayist Okky Madasari.

The Okky Madasari way will help you acquire the skills and knowledge required to write fiction suitable for publication.

Okky will provide one-on-one consultation for the manuscript for your short story or novel, regardless of how experienced you are.

This workshop is conducted in Malay via the Zoom platform. Participants do not need a Zoom account to take part in the workshop.

Kinokuniya members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee for this programme. Please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg for the discount code before online registration.

For workshop enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg


Okky Madasari is an award-winning Indonesian novelist and essayist. She has published five novels, one short story collection and three children’s novels since 2010. Her novels have been translated into English, Malay, German and Arabic. In 2017, Okky was selected by the US government to represent Indonesia for the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, US, from August to October 2017.

She regularly writes essays for Indonesian and international media and journals, and becomes a regular writer for the Jakarta Post. For samples of her article see for instance:

  • https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/12/22/political-mothers-at-their-best-and-worst.html
  • https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/07/24/hijab-avoided-subject-on-childrens-day.html
  • https://www.jawapos.com/opini/25/10/2019/berharap-kepada-nadiem/
  • https://www.jawapos.com/opini/21/09/2019/siapa-yang-bebal/
  • https://news.detik.com/kolom/d-4274454/90-tahun-dongeng-keindonesiaan

Okky has been providing writing workshop for essay, fiction, feature and reports and other writings for business purposes for general public, universities, government offices, communities and corporates. She has been developing a unique method to allow for a quick mastery of basic writing skills in producing quality pieces. She has giving workshops to people from private companies, state-owned firms, government institutions and universities.


The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.

Course Outline

Day 1

10.00-10.15 Introduction and ice breaking

10.15-11.15 Basic Writing Theory the Okky Madasari way. The segment includes examining samples of works by different authors

11.15-12.00 Eliciting ideas of stories from the participants

12.00-12.30 Review and discussion

12.30-15.00 Offline: Participants are to work on a story structure and the start of a short story or novel

15.00-16.30 Session resumes. Consultation with Okky

Day 2

10.00-11.00 Review and discussion of participants’ work

11.00-12.00 Discussion of ideas for stories

12.00-12.30 Summary of the discussion

End of Day 2. Participants are to continue with their practice piece.

Day 3

19.30-21.00 Review and discussion of participants’ work

21.00-21.30 How to get published?


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