About


The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia’s leading festival of words and ideas. The Festival celebrates extraordinary stories, amplifies brave voices, and tackles global issues through the lens of literature and the arts.

The Festival brings together a diverse mix of Indonesian and international writers, speakers, thinkers, artists, advocates, commentators and activists, to create a space for intercultural exchange and connection.

We are proud of our continuing success in uniting global voices, and bringing Indonesian literature to the world.

The 14th UWRF will be held 25–29 October, 2017, with the theme announced in February 2017.

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is the major annual project of the not-for-profit foundation, the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati. It was first conceived by Janet DeNeefe, co-founder of the Foundation, as a healing project in response to the first Bali bombing.