After a wonderful 10-year anniversary celebration, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival sets its sights on 2014 and looks forward to the 11th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, October 1–5, 2014.

Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the UWRF has become South East Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary festival.

In 2014 the UWRF will honor Saraswati, the Hindu patron goddess of learning, with the theme ‘Wisdom & Knowledge’.

Leading writers, thinkers, artists and performers from across Indonesia and all corners of the globe will come together over five full days of events to celebrate knowledge and the arts, education, wisdom and science.

An innovative program of arts and music, panel discussions, workshops, literary lunches and dinners, book launches and much more will be revealed in mid-2014.

View the archived 2013 Program here, or browse the 2013 Program magazine.

The 2014 Festival Program will be available online from August 2014.

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