Program Category: Workshops

Elevate your literary abilities with the our Workshop series, conducted by some of the Festival’s most dynamic authors, artists, thinkers and performers in various venues across Ubud.

With limited seats available, we strongly advise that Workshops are booked well in advance. Please bring your booking confirmation to the event as proof of purchase.


Workshop: Writing Feminism

24 Oct 2018 14:00

Women of words, sharpen your statements in this workshop celebrating the links between literature and feminism. Learn how to tackle issues of gender equality and diversity with writing that’s both …

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Workshop: The Journey

25 Oct 2018 14:00

There and back again. The journey is the classic story structure at the heart of some of our most treasured tales. From quotidian to questing, award-winning novelist Isobelle Carmody will …

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Workshop: Silk Painting Inspiration

25 Oct 2018 14:00

Access another side of your creativity with marine artist, author and illustrator Kim Toft. Her children’s books, featuring vibrant silk painting illustrations, have captured the hearts of children and won …

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Workshop: Making a Scene

26 Oct 2018 10:00

All good stories are built from scenes. Learn what a scene is, what it does and how to make your scenes useful and powerful – from the opening act to …

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Workshop: Hidden Histories

26 Oct 2018 10:00

Hunting for original sources, combining journalism with archival research and building an irresistible narrative have been the foundations of Shrabani Basu’s bestselling books. This workshop will equip you with some …

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Workshop: Clear and Compelling

26 Oct 2018 14:00

Whether you’re writing articles, essays or a deep-diving book, crafting nonfiction that’s both informative and compelling is a particular skill. Mark Lynas shares a wealth of experience to help you …

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Workshop: La Bella Figura

27 Oct 2018 10:00

Find your inner Sophia Loren in this workshop with journalist, writer and broadcaster Kamin Mohammadi. She fled London for Florence in desperate need of a change, and found herself transformed …

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Workshop: Story Fundamentals

27 Oct 2018 10:00

What are the fundamental ingredients of a story? Desire is the core of all narratives – from jokes to novels to plays to films to video games. Clarify and explore …

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Workshop: Get out of Your Own Way

27 Oct 2018 14:00

Feeling stuck? There are obstacles to writing you can’t control, so learn how to tackle the ones you can. Whether it’s making time, pushing through writer’s block, or simply feeling …

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Workshop: Creating Worlds and Characters

27 Oct 2018 14:00

Creating a story means developing the story’s own world. Uniting setting with characters, in this workshop you’ll learn how to nurture the story’s complexity, and provide readers with a structure …

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Workshop: Writing Truth with Tail

28 Oct 2018 10:00

Truths are never one sided. With Senior Editor Endy Bayuni, you’ll learn how to find an unseen angle, and seek the ‘tail’ to create the message your readers can stay …

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Workshop: Writing and Ethics

28 Oct 2018 14:00

Whether you are a poet, a novelist, or a nonfiction writer, questions of ethics are inescapable. This workshop is about what words can do, the trouble they can cause, and …

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