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Our 4 DAY PASS, 1 DAY PASS, Special Events, WorkshopsCultural Workshop and The Kitchen tickets are on sale now. Head to the Buy Tickets page or the individual Program Category page.

Festival kicks off this week!

With over 220 events across 40+ venues, the 12th annual  Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is about to descend on Bali’s cultural heartland.

We are extremely pleased to soon be welcoming 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. Why not take a browse of our Full Writer list?

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 explore the cultural diversity of Indonesia through 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. Plan your arts-soaked evenings at our Arts Program (also free!), including exhibitions, performances, parties and more.

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. See you at the Festival!