They’ll all be descending on the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival from October 28 – November 1, with many more of the world’s best writers, thinkers and artists.
We are extremely proud to have launched our full star line-up and first-release program, which brings together more than 165 authors from over 25 different countries – including Christina Lamb, Michael Chabon, Mpho Tutu, Raditya Dika, Ayu Utami, Teju Cole, Anuradha Roy and more Take a browse of our Full Writer list – you’ll notice it includes a Pulitzer Prize-winner, an OBE, a 1m+ YouTube star, an Oscars contender, a North Korea defector, a rebel, a yogi, an Italian blockbuster and a Reverend. Can you spy them all?
As always, the heart and soul of the Festival is the Main Program, where the big ideas and global issues are diced out in fiery panel discussions, talks and intimate conversations. As this year our theme is 17,000 Islands of Imagination we will touch on the 1965 massacre, regions such as Aceh and Papua, storytelling through cloth, and much more.
Our free Film Program is also entirely red-and-white, with all must-see movies hailing from Indonesia.
The best way to spend quality time with our stellar bunch of sweet talkers and smooth writers? Book your spot at our Special Events, featuring ever-popular literary lunches, cocktail soirees, walking tours and more.
Finally, we are firm believers in finessing the all-important craft of creativity; if you are too, jump into our Workshop series.