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“I promised myself the next time I attended would be as a writer” – Annabel Wilson, AAWP x UWRF16 Emerging Writers’ Prize winner

From over 100 submissions for the Australian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) x UWRF16 Emerging Writers’ Prize, Annabel Wilson’s Quire was the winning entry. Annabel won a ticket to UWF16, …

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Stories from the archipelago | Erstwhile: A Communion of Time by Joseph Rio Jovian Haminoto

Erstwhile: A Communion of Time  by Joseph rio jovian haminoto A ‘time travel’ historical novel fusing fact and fiction, mostly set in the Kingdom of Majapahit which ruled the archipelago …

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913 works submitted to the 2017 UWRF Indonesian Emerging Writers Prize

Discovering and promoting Indonesian voices is a core part of the Festival’s mission. The annual UWRF Indonesian Emerging Writers Prize is open to all emerging Indonesian writers of any genre. …

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913 Karya Masuk Penyaringan Emerging Writers Indonesia 2017

Pada bulan Februari lalu submisi pemilihan Emerging Writers Indonesia tahun 2017 resmi ditutup. Seleksi Emerging Writers Indonesia ini adalah sebuah program khusus UWRF untuk menemukan calon bintang-bintang sastra masa depan …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Monkey Handler by Boni Chandra

The monkey handler by boni chandra A small village of coconut plantation owners is unsettled by the sudden disappearance of its star monkey handler. The villagers rely on the handler’s …

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Stories from the archipelago | Death Duel by Arung Wardana Ellhafifie

Death Duel by Arung Wardana Ellhafifie In the dusk-golden rice fields and dark forests of Sumenep, the eastern regency of Madura off East Java’s northern coast, through ancient martial arts and …

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Bekerja untuk Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati sebagai Desainer full-time

Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, sebuah yayasan nirlaba yang menaungi Ubud Writers & Readers Festival dan Ubud Food Festival sedang mencari individu-individu kreatif untuk bergabung dengan tim di balik layar sebagai …

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Stories from the archipelago | Tree of Desire by Ni Putu Rastiti

Tree of desire by Ni putu rastiti Sukri, a scrap salvager from Denpasar, is devoted to his wife and three children. His is a story of longing, unfulfilled desires, and …

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Stories from the archipelago | I & A by Azri Zakkiyah

I & A by azri zakkiyah The story of Agam, the photocopy man who works on the corner of Campus, and Inai, the entrepreneurial creative arts student from the Product …

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‘Origins’ atau ‘Asal muasal’ akan menjadi tema Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017

Pencinta sastra dan seni dari seluruh dunia akan kembali berkumpul di sentral seni dan budaya Pulau Bali, Ubud, untuk merayakan tahun ke-14 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) pada tanggal …

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AAWP x UWRF17 Emerging Writers Prize Open Now

Are you an emerging writer based in Australasia? Would you like to travel to the UWRF17 for a once-in-a-lifetime literary experience, plus have the opportunity to see your work published …

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A tribute to the mother: UWRF17 poster revealed

A tribute to the mother as the giver of life and all things, we are proud to unveil our poster for the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, returning to …

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We return to our ‘Origins’: UWRF17 theme announcement

From 25-29 October, the world’s leading authors, artists, thinkers and performers will converge on the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to share ideas and stories under the banner of …

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Pembukaan Seleksi Emerging Writers Indonesia 2017

Untuk melanjutkan keberhasilan Festival dalam menemukan calon-calon bintang sastra Indonesia, UWRF kembali membuka seleksi karya Emerging Writers Indonesia untuk ditampilkan pada 25-29 Oktober  2017. UWRF akan memilih 15 penulis emerging Indonesia yang kehadiran serta partisipasinya …

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UWRF16: A regional powerhouse of diverse debate and intercultural exchange

After a turbulent year in global politics, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) drew to a close on 30 October, celebrating another successful, vibrant event, and highlighting its role …

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Got withdrawals? Festival merchandise still available for order

The 2016 UWRF may have already been and gone, but you can still pick up some of our exclusive merchandise for memories that will last a lifetime. Send an email …

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Cancellation of Stan Grant

“Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I am no longer able to attend Ubud Writers Festival this year. I was very much looking forward to attending the festival so am sad …

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Browse through the UWRF16 Program Book

As we prepare for the return of the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival from 25–29 October, get a taste for our five-day program by flipping through our 2016 program …

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Cancellation of Erica Jong

“After traveling worldwide for a solid year supporting my new novel Fear of Dying, I found it necessary to recover from exhaustion at home. I’ve also been supporting Hillary Rodham …

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AAWP-UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize Winner Announced

Together with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), we are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural AAWP-UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize. After receiving over a hundred of submission from emerging authors on …

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