From Mollo in the highlands of Timor, Dicky Senda is a writer and food activist who has published three short story collections and a poetry collection. Senda also participated in several events, including Makassar International Writers Festival (2013), Asean Literary Festival (2014), Biennal Sastra Salihara (2015), Asean-Japan Residency Program (2016) and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (2017). He founded the social enterprise Lakoat.Kujawas in his home village of Taiftob in 2016. An integrated art, library, co-working space and homestay, it produces local food and hosts food and literature-themed cultural events for local children and youth. He is founder of To the Lighthouse, a creative writing class in Taiftob Village.