Program Category: Workshops

Sharpen your literary abilities with 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 in advance. Please bring your booking confirmation to the event as proof of purchase, either printed or on your device.


Workshop | Writing for Healing

23 Oct 2019 14:00

Women and members of minority groups face myriad challenges. Contribute your voice to a discussion about how you can do good and produce your own good karma. This workshop is …

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Workshop | Creative Karma

24 Oct 2019 10:00

What is the relationship between karma and creativity? How can the concept of karma be narrated and described through creative writing? Explore these questions and more with award-winning novelist and …

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Workshop | Walking and Creativity

24 Oct 2019 14:00

For four million years walking has inspired human creativity. Author and museum curator Dr. Jono Lineen explains how to unlock your creative power using humankind’s simplest locomotion. Through talks and …

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Workshop | Writing and Performing Stand-Up Comedy

24 Oct 2019 14:00

Stand-up comedy is one of the most raw and intimidating forms of self-expression. It’s also one of the best ways to show truths, and has the ability to hold a …

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Workshop | I Would Never Say That: Getting Real Dialogue Out of Your Characters

25 Oct 2019 10:00

Do you dread writing dialogue? Feel your work falls flat on the page? Do you love it in the moment and then upon rereading worry it isn’t serving the story? …

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Workshop | Spoken Word Beyond Slam

25 Oct 2019 14:00

Australian Poetry Slam Champion Melanie Mununggurr-Willams will guide you through the tough times, the joys and the big changes as you explore emotions through your senses. Craft powerful poems, stories, …

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Workshop | Writing the Wilderness

25 Oct 2019 14:00

For as long as humans have existed, we’ve told stories that seek to make sense of the natural world around us. Covering myths, fables, novels and non-fiction, explore how to …

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Workshop | Investigative Writing

26 Oct 2019 10:00

Wildly curious about a place that’s hard to reach? Unsure how to convince elusive people to open up? Come and hear insights for capturing real life stories and composing creative …

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Workshop | Mengabadikan Kisah Kelana

26 Oct 2019 10:00

Apa yang dibutuhkan oleh seorang travel writer untuk menghasilkan cerita perjalanan – yang tidak hanya sekadar memaparkan informasi, tetapi juga menyentuh hati dan menjadi sumber inspirasi? Bersama Famega Syavira Putri, …

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Workshop | Short Story Secrets

27 Oct 2019 10:00

How can the short story form help you hone your craft? In this workshop you’ll interrogate the elements of brevity, assess various writers’ styles, complete short writing exercises and explore …

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Workshop | Writing Intimacy

27 Oct 2019 14:00

Writing intimate scenes in fiction is complex. Will readers laugh? What will my parents think? In this post-Christian Grey world, it’s harder than ever to write authentically about the bedroom. …

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Workshop | Improv for Ideation

27 Oct 2019 14:00

When Einstein struggled to solve a complex equation, he’d often take violin breaks. After several hours of fiddling, he found he could return to his calculation and crack it with …

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