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Volunteer applications for the UWRF16 now open

Each year, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is delivered with the support of an extensive network of Indonesian and international volunteers. Last year, we welcomed almost 250 people from all …

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Want to work with a world-class event? We’re hiring!

Would you like to work with a small and dedicated team to deliver a series of world-class events each year? The Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati is currently on the hunt …

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016 tampilkan sejumlah penulis pemenang penghargaan di peluncuran tahap awal

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), salah satu festival yang paling dinanti dan paling banyak dikunjungi di Asia Tenggara memasuki tahun ke-13nya di bulan Oktober 2016 ini. Ubud yang selalu …

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First round of UWRF16 authors, artists and advocates announced today

After making international headlines last year, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has today announced a ‘sneak peek’ of the authors, artists and advocates who will be leading this …

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Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati: Menyembuhkan Luka Bangsa Melalui Seni dan Sastra

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Ubud Food Festival, dan Bali Emerging Writers Festival adalah tiga festival favorit di Pulau Bali. Festival-festival berkelas dunia ini selalu berhasil mendatangkan ribuan pengunjung setiap …

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Kisah di balik desain poster UWRF 2016

Hari ini dengan bangga UWRF meluncurkan poster UWRF 2016 karya Evi O, seorang seniman, desainer, dan Art Director asal Indonesia yang telah memenangkan penghargaan, Evi O. kini tinggal di Sydney, …

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The story of a design: UWRF 2016 poster reveal

Today we’re excited to reveal our 2016 poster, designed by Evi O., an award-winning Indonesian artist, book designer and art director, based in Sydney, Australia.   Evi has worked in …

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Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswari: Through Darkness to Light

In 2002, Bali was rocked by a series of deadly terrorist attacks that left the tourism industry shaken and community morale at an all time low. As the island – and the …

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Winners announced: emerging Indonesian writers to showcase their talent at this year’s UWRF

Each year, the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati puts a call out to emerging writers from across Indonesia: send us your stories and you could find yourself joining some of the …

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Calling all emerging Australasian Writers! Deadline extension for this year’s UWRF-AAWP Emerging Writers Prize.

Are you an emerging writer with a story to tell? At this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) we’re offering a unique opportunity in collaboration with the Australasian Association …

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Join the UWRF team and lend your skills to a world-renowned literary event

Does the idea of working in Ubud, helping to produce internationally-renowned events, and meeting some of the world’s leading authors, artists, chefs and performers sound like the ideal job description? …

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Tat Tvam Asi – I am you, you are me

After celebrating its most ambitious and well-attended event in November last year, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has announced its return to Bali’s cultural capital from 26 – 30 …

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Take part in our Writers Prize in partnership with AAWP!

If you are an emerging writer based in Australasia, take note! In partnership with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) we are offering a once-in-a-lifetime Prize. Take advantage of …

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Relive the magic, tune into our 2015 Video!

The 12th annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, held October 28 – November 1 in Bali’s cultural heartland, further affirmed the Festival as a cornerstone for meaningful discussion and cross-cultural …

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We’re Hiring! Seeking a Senior Marketing & Media Consultant

Want to join the team behind Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Southeast Asia’s largest and most exciting cultural event? We are currently recruiting for a Senior Marketing & Media Consultant …

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Freedom of artistic expression dominates the discussion at this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival  

After cancelling several 1965-related program events due to local authorities threatening to revoke its operating permit, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has drawn to a close after celebrating …

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Notice regarding the cancellation of For Bali

After a series of cancellations following increased scrutiny from local authorities, the UWRF has today (30 October) confirmed a further change to the Festival program. For Bali, a panel session focusing …

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UWRF Arts Program schedule

As Bali’s cultural heartland, it’s no surprise Ubud comes into its own with an array of exciting music acts, performances, and art happenings. With famed Indonesian crooners, Dayak tribal leaders …

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A message from the UWRF Founder & Director

This story is an extended opinion piece penned by our Founder & Director, Janet DeNeefe, in regards to yesterday’s announcement regarding the cancellation of several UWRF 2015 program sessions. It …

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Notice regarding select Festival program changes

It is with great disappointment that the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival must today (Friday 23 October) announce the cancellation of select 2015 program sessions. Three panel sessions dedicated to …

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