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.


Live Music & Arts: Hujan di Bulan Juni

26 Oct 2018 21:00 / /

Settle in for an evening of music and performances inspired by the poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, the recipient of this year’s UWRF Lifetime Achievement Award. Hujan di Bulan Juni …

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Children & Youth: Let’s Write!

Julia Lawrinson is an Australian writer who has written more than a dozen books for children and young adults, many of them award-winning. This is your chance to join her …

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Film Program: BLUE (2017)

27 Oct 2018 12:00 /

BLUE takes us on a provocative journey into the ocean realm. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, BLUE brings us into their world where the story of our changing ocean …

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Book Launch: Myth, Magic and Mystery in Bali

27 Oct 2018 14:00 /

Ranging from knowledgeable to subjective, serious to humorous, sarcastic to empathetic to daring and with a whiff of moral pondering, Jean Couteau’s articles share philosophical and social considerations no travel …

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Children & Youth: The Patient Stone

The Patient Stone is a Sufi tale about a young woman on a journey that takes her away from her family and into a strange but enchanting garden. What she …

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Children & Youth: Letter of Love

Coming straight from the heart, words can be an everlasting gift for someone special in your life. In this workshop, we will plan your own heartfelt letter, write it together, …

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Book Launch: Asia Reborn

27 Oct 2018 15:30 /

In the first single chronicle of the modern economic and political history of the whole of Asia told from an Asian perspective, Asia Reborn weaves a compelling account of how …

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Film Program: Terbang: Menembus Langit (Fly) (2017)

27 Oct 2018 16:00 /

Terbang Menembus Langit (Fly) is Fajar Nugros’ tenth feature. Being born into a poor family in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, doesn’t stop Onggy from pursuing his dreams of freedom. When he …

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Festival Club: The Ruin

Publisher’s Weekly called her a writer to watch. Marian Keyes described the book as “Spectacularly good”. For crime lovers, The Ruin is one of the most exciting debuts of recent …

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Fringe Event: Peringatan Bulan Bahasa 2018

27 Oct 2018 16:00 /

Untuk memperingati Hari Sumpah Pemuda yang jatuh di tanggal 28 Oktober, LPM Suara Satwa, sebuah lembaga di bawah Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan Universitas Udayana, menyelenggarakan rangkaian kegiatan seperti talkshow, pelombaan film, …

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Book Launch: UWRF18 Bilingual Anthology

27 Oct 2018 16:00 /

Each year the UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. From hundreds of submissions, the most outstanding new Indonesian voices are published …

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Book Launch: The Sacred Trails of Singhawangsa

27 Oct 2018 16:30 /

The Sacred Trails of Singhawangsa transports us to the age when ancient Bali’s civilization was in the north, the homeland of lords and great leaders of the archipelago. It was …

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Book Launch: Gong dan Palegongan: Jejak Historis dan Estetis Mpu Ageng I Gusti Putu Made Geria

27 Oct 2018 17:00 /

A revered maestro, IGP Made Geria has a deep knowledge and understanding of the traditional Balinese art of palegongan. His long journey as a practitioner, teacher and researcher has created …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Saturday

27 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

At our new Festival area, Taman Puisi, you’ll find the romantic, evocative, poignant poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most beloved poets. Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi (Poetry and …

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Festival Club: Happy Never After

Jill Stark was living the dream: a coveted job, dating a sports star, and her first book a bestseller. She’d found her fairytale ending. Then it all fell apart. In …

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Art Exhibition: The Epic

27 Oct 2018 18:00 /

The Epic is a kind of ‘non-movie’ of 32 film stills, presented as an interactive web book accessible at soh29-the-epic.com. Performed by Balinese children from the dance school founded by …

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Festival Club: Chinese Whispers

Beginning life as an art installation then evolving into a digital graphic novel, Chinese Whispers traces the search for identity in history through gentle excavation of real life stories. Jakarta-born …

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Film Program: Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen) (2017)

27 Oct 2018 19:00 /

Kamila Andini’s award-winning second feature, Sekala Niskala (The Seen & Unseen), was selected for the Cinéfondation Residence program at Cannes, and has screened at many international film festivals. A young …

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Live Music & Arts: Tishani Doshi: Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods

27 Oct 2018 19:00 / /

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer, whose most recent book Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods deals with coastal living, gender violence, memory, happiness, ageing, and …

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Festival Club: The Poet’s Club

Beat, rhyme, lyric and verse. Poetry has a way of going straight to the heart. Join some of the Festival’s favorite wordsmiths as they whip up a night of fantastic …

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