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UWRF 2015 Teaser Video

“Magical.” It’s the single word we keep hearing in relation to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, and it’s something we’ve captured a little taste of in our teaser video. Watch, …

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Browse the 2015 Program Book, 225+ events, 170+ writers

Bursting with colour, texture and over 225 unmissable events set in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heartland, our 2015 Program Book is now ready to flip through. We hope it makes you …

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Indonesian history, culture and arts at the forefront the 2015 program

From October 28 – November 1, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) will celebrate its most Indonesia-focused and eclectic programs yet, reflecting this year’s theme of 17,000 Islands of …

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival launches new ASEAN Pass

UWRF ASEAN PASS OFFERS 20% DISCOUNT Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (28 October – 1 November) has announced the full line-up of writers for its 12th and most exciting year yet, along …

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Michael Chabon, Christina Lamb, The Wheelers and Mohsin Hamid headline 12th UWRF

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has today announced the full line-up of writers and first-reveal program of events for its 12th and most exciting year yet, with over 200 …

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First round of UWRF authors announced as early bird tickets go on sale

  After attracting over 26,000 literature-lovers in 2014, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) is set to descend on Bali’s cultural capital once again from 28 October – 1 November, in …

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Launch your book with us at UWRF 2015!

Launch your book at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, October 28 – November 1, 2015 and reach your next biggest fan. Not only a chance to host a memorable event, Book …

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Join our free Arts Program this year

Every year Ubud Writers & Readers Festival opens its doors to including art exhibitions, performances, musical events and more as part of its free Arts Program. In 2014 these included a …

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No Ordinary Journey: UWRF & Seatrek Tour of the Komodo Islands with the Founder of Lonely Planet

After the success of last year’s post-Festival adventure, in which authors Amitav Ghosh and Deborah Baker sailed off into the sunset with an intimate group of book lovers, Ubud Writers …

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17,000 Islands of Imagination: 2015 Poster & Theme Reveal

We’re thrilled to reveal a sneak-peek of our 2015 poster, designed by the super-talented Indonesia-born, Melbourne-based designer Nani Puspasari. An energising visual harmony of creativity and Indonesian heritage, this artwork …

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2015 Emerging Indonesian Writers Overview

In keeping with our mission to showcase Indonesian literature on a world stage, each year we welcome submissions from emerging Indonesian writers who would like to take part in Ubud Writers & …

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UWRF 2014 highlights reel

Held between October 1 – 5, the 2014 Festival brought together more than 165 writers from over 25 countries in a celebration of global voices, extraordinary stories and big ideas. …

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