Program Category: Main Program Day 4


Main Program: Yenny Wahid: Against All Odds

28 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Yenny Wahid has watched Indonesia from different vantage points; as a journalist covering Aceh and Timor-Leste, and as confidante of a president besieged by political intrigue. Now, as Director of …

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Main Program: Shrabani Basu: Victoria & Abdul

28 Oct 2018 09:00 /

Shrabani Basu was on holiday when she noticed several captivating portraits of an Indian servant to Queen Victoria. She would go on to uncover the story of Abdul Karim, 24-year-old …

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Main Program: Fighting for the Forests

28 Oct 2018 09:00 /

In the last half-century, more than 74 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest have been logged, burned, or degraded, with devastating effects for humans, animals and the land itself. Driven and …

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Main Program: Dealing with Disaster

28 Oct 2018 10:15 /

When countries sit astride complex tectonics, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis become part of environment and consciousness. With ongoing rumbling in the Ring of Fire, and the recent deadly quake …

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Main Program: It Takes a Village

28 Oct 2018 10:15 /

The solitary author in her eyrie is a romantic image, but support is key to many writers making it across the finish line, whether with their first book or their …

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Main Program: Art for Impact

28 Oct 2018 10:15 /

A pantomime artist slash social activist, a theatre director assisting mothers to stage their own play, a visual artist helping people with schizophrenia, and an actor and illustrator remembering the …

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Main Program: Serial Storytellers

28 Oct 2018 11:45 /

Surely the only thing better than a good book is an entire series of good books. Meet three authors who have created wondrous worlds that keep readers coming back for …

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Main Program: What a Map Cuts Up

28 Oct 2018 11:45 /

“What the map cuts up the story cuts across.” – Michel de Certeau. This year, UWRF brings together writers from 30 countries, celebrating the power of story to inspire empathy, …

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Main Program: Geoff Dyer: Scene by Scene

28 Oct 2018 11:45 /

Brilliantly observed and exquisitely written, Geoff Dyer’s work is a unique beast: singular in style and wide-ranging in its obsessions. From yoga for people who can’t be bothered to do …

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Main Program: The Big Read: Food For Thought

28 Oct 2018 13:00 /

Fancy some food for thought over lunch? We’ve assembled a lineup of UWRF’s most provocative thinkers with bold ideas and unique solutions for you to chew on. Grab a tasty …

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Main Program: UWRF18 Indonesian Emerging Writers

28 Oct 2018 13:00 /

Our 2018 Indonesian Emerging Writers Program received 850 submissions from across the archipelago. Five were selected for our annual Bilingual Anthology. From Aceh, Yogyakarta, Rantau in South Kalimantan and Bone …

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Main Program: Darkness Descends

28 Oct 2018 13:00 /

“Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.” – Abraham Lincoln. Violence takes many forms and is explained with numerous pretexts, but the outcome is inevitably suffering. These brave speakers …

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Main Program: At Home, Everywhere

28 Oct 2018 14:30 /

At home everywhere, or nowhere? By choice or by necessity, ‘third culture kids’ grow up in a culture different from that of their parents, often moving between worlds with linguistic …

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Main Program: The Price of Freedom

28 Oct 2018 14:30 /

Indonesia celebrates its 73rd anniversary of independence this year. A revered sculptor who designed the nation’s tallest monument, a Moluccan poet who inspired peace in his conflict-torn homeland, a legendary …

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Main Program: Marty Natalegawa: Does ASEAN Matter?

28 Oct 2018 14:30 /

Former ambassador and foreign minister Marty Natalegawa offers an insider’s perspective on the role and relevance of ASEAN. How can the regional alliance ensure that efforts to ensure prosperity and …

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Main Program: Jagadhita

28 Oct 2018 15:45 /

Like many Festivals past, this year’s theme is drawn from a Balinese Hindu philosophy. ‘Jagadhita’ is the individual pursuit of universal harmony and prosperity as one of life’s primary goals. …

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Main Program: Uzodinma Iweala: Speak No Evil

28 Oct 2018 15:45 /

Uzodinma Iweala’s debut novel Beasts of No Nation announced an important new writer. He returns with Speak No Evil, the story of Niru, a Nigerian-American coming of age and coming …

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Main Program: Fifteen Years of UWRF

28 Oct 2018 15:45 /

As the sun sets on the fifteenth Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, join Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe and some old Festival friends as they recall the humble beginnings, surprises …

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