Program Category: Free Events

As a not-for-profit with a mission of enriching the lives of young Indonesians through literature and the arts, the Festival works hard to ensure our program is accessible to all audiences. Each year, we present almost 50% of our program free of charge. If your budget is tight, browse through our extensive range of free programs and activities.


Art Exhibit: Abstract Is?

12 Oct 2017 08:00 /

Abstract artistic expression is often celebrated in contemporary Indonesian art, as it stems from a vast array of artistic and cultural heritages. Seven young artists – Made Kenak Dwi Adnyana, …

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Art Exhibit: Membumi

15 Oct 2017 10:00 /

I Wayan Suastama and Ketut Suasana (aka Kabul) are members of Bali’s Militant Art collective. In the face of local and global environmental, social and political struggles, the collective is …

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Art Exhibit: ACxDC

21 Oct 2017 19:00 /

Adopting the flow of an alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), six artists from Bali and Yogyakarta use the two types of electrical charge to respond to all they …

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Art Exhibit: Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudha Vadanti

22 Oct 2017 19:00 /

The Reg Veda, one of the four sacred texts of Hinduism, proclaims “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudha Vadanti” – all that exists is one, it is just described differently. Be immersed …

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Art Exhibition: Pedawa Photography by Yvonne Pekerti

25 Oct 2017 10:00 /

Compelled to protect the mula – the beginning of Bali and its people, artist and architect Yvonne Pekerti collaborated with respected elder I Wayan Sukrata on a dwelling restoration in …

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Workshop: Poetry with Purpose

25 Oct 2017 14:00 /

Young women under 30 can strengthen their voices with poet, writer and literary activist Clarasia Kiky, and producer and book publisher Olin Monteiro. This in-depth, three-hour Arts for Women performance …

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Book Launch: Search Box Bed

25 Oct 2017 16:30 /

Urging readers to “fill the tiny / unmade bed of the search box,” these timely, alluring poems build on radically changing communication technologies to explore a new sexuality that does …

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Film Screening: Poets on Permits

25 Oct 2017 17:00 /

Poets On Permits is a documentary about migrant workers in Singapore, and their poetry. Read between their lines. Five captivating people from Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, China and Indonesia share …

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Live Music & Arts: Women of Words Poetry Slam

25 Oct 2017 20:00 / /

Ladies, get ready to take to the stage as the Women of Words Poetry Slam returns. This year we’re looking for the finest poems celebrating our origins in nature and …

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Art Exhibition: Arsip Bali 1928

25 Oct 2017 09:00 /

Arsip Bali 1928 (arsip is Indonesian for ‘archives’) is an international collaboration between ethnomusicologist Dr Edward Herbst and Bali’s largest ICT college, STIKOM Bali, to repatriate the island’s earliest music …

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Children & Youth: Get Crafty with Wayang Angkrek

Get crafty in this hands-on workshop where you’ll discover the art of wayang angkrek (traditional Indonesian stick puppets). Animals, mythical creatures, even superheroes – what you create is up to …

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Children & Youth: Storytelling Secrets

Kids of Ubud: create the book you want to read! Children’s book author and early childhood educator Shoba Chugani will guide you through how to build a story, and then …

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Emerging Voices: Draw!

Buat kalian yang ingin menjadi komikus ternama atau street artist dengan follower yang membludak dan karya seni yang dipamerkan di banyak galeri, maka di sinilah ajang berbagi dan diskusi yang …

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Book Launch: Revolt

26 Oct 2017 15:30 /

From the bestselling author of The Holy Woman and Typhoon, Revolt is a brilliantly incisive portrait of small-town life, exploding into a panoramic portrayal of the nature of change, freedom, …

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Book Launch: Winter in Paris

26 Oct 2017 15:30 /

Paris is a city of poems. How does an Indonesian man with a background in computer science and IT translate Paris during winter into poetry? Join Riri Satria for the …

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Book Launch: Gentayangan: Pilih Sendiri Petualangan Sepatu Merahmu

26 Oct 2017 16:00 /

The cursed red shoes will take you to New York the city of rats, the Tijuana border, or a mosque in Jakarta, in a taxi or train that will not …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Good Muslim Boy

Osamah Sami is living proof that the truth can be stranger – and more hilarious! – than fiction. From a boyhood spent dodging Iran’s ‘Piety Police’ to seeing his life …

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Fringe Event: As Worlds Divide

26 Oct 2017 17:00 /

Feature documentary As Worlds Divide was produced with the goal of preventing the loss of Indigenous culture of the Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra. The documentary aims to raise enough …

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Art Exhibit: Timor Runguranga

26 Oct 2017 17:00 /

David Palazón’s curious nature and unique sense of humor bring us close into the hearts and lives of the Timorese people, capturing the fleeting, incidental moments of those he met …

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Book Launch: Timor Ranguranga

26 Oct 2017 17:00 /

Eight years in the making, Timor Runguranga is an epic photobook taking you on an unforgettable journey through the wild, wild east of Timor-Leste. An uncut diamond at the edge …

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