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Bentara Poetry Festival 2011

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poetry reading competitionBentara Budaya Bali, in coporation with Udayana Scientific Club, held Poetry Reading and Dramatization Competition for Udayana University President Cup and Bentara Budaya Cup. Those two competitions are the follow-up of the National Poetry Writing Competition 2011. It was passed through jury selection stage on July 27, 2011, and the results are to be announced on November.

The Poetry Reading and Dramatization Competition is open for school and university students, also all Indonesian citizens. Participants can register start from August 15 to November 15, 2011, in Fingerprint Museum (Museum Sidik Jari), Denpasar.

The competition itself, held for three days from November 25 to November 27. Even though Bentara Budaya held such event for the first time, it gained positive responses from the participants. Some mass media also cover the publication of the event.

"There are about 208 participants for Poetry Reading, from Junior and Senior Highschool, also university students and teachers, while the organizers limit the participant for Poetry Dramatization only for 10 groups representing some regions in Bali", said Frischa Aswarini, the Head of the organizer of the events.

She said that the participants for Petry Reading come from Jakarta, Madura, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Riau, Palembang, and Sulawesi. On Monday (21/11), the participants attend the technical meeting which also attended by jury representatives, Abu Bakar and Nyoman Erawan. Both of them are the jury for the Poetry Dramatization. While for the Peotry Reading, the juries are Oka Rusmini, Wayan Sunarta, and Ida Bagus Dharma Suta.

The main event was held on Sunday (27/11) night. Aside from the announcement for the winners, the Bentara Poetry Festival 2011 enlivened with accoustic music performance and solo from Alit Jatendra.

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