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Children’s Program | The Laughing Poet

28 Oct 2015 9:00 am /

What’s funnier than a poem? A funny poem! Join this how-to on making your own ha-has, and amaze your friends and family afterwards with your own personalised jokes. Language Bahasa …

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Youth Program | Press Club

28 Oct 2015 10:00 am /

Don your reporter’s cap and discover the ins-and-outs of journalism with Zaky Yamani. Learn about concise writing, powerful observation, brainstorming and more. Language Bahasa Indonesia Age Group 15 – 18 …

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Youth Program | You & Your Ideas in a Short Story

28 Oct 2015 10:00 am /

In this introduction to writing short stories, you’ll learn how to tame the millions of ideas in your head. Convert them into words, sentences and then eventually stories with these …

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Youth Program | Play With Words!

28 Oct 2015 2:00 pm /

Come up with short creative sentences and then shout them aloud in this fun game of wordplay. Together, you will learn how to write and build stories as a team! …

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Youth Program | Satire & Comics

28 Oct 2015 2:00 pm /

Satire can be an excellent tool to understand the world around you and make a statement. In this workshop, combine it with cartoons and social media for a match made …

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Book Launch | Stormy With a Chance of Fried Rice

28 Oct 2015 3:30 pm /

This book celebrates the writer’s all too brief encounters with the people and places of one of the world’s megacities – Jakarta – that are often obscured by sorrows of one …

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Arts Program | Don Quixote

28 Oct 2015 8:00 pm /

This multi-layered performance brings to the stage Goenawan Mohamad’s poetic homage to Cervantes’ story of Don Quixote, four centuries after the second volume was published. Goenawan’s words are brought to life through voice, …

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Bahasa Breakfast | October 29

29 Oct 2015 8:00 am

Kickstart your day with a fun introduction to the Indonesian language. Whether it’s your first time to Bali, or you visit often, join us for Bahasa Breakfast. Over Balinese treats …

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Cultural Workshop | Cooking Class & Market Tour

29 Oct 2015 8:00 am

Awaken your senses on a guided tour through Ubud market and learn about the herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes. Return to the cooking school to …

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Children’s Program | Petite Picassos

29 Oct 2015 9:00 am /

Picasso once said “Every child is an artist.” It’s doodle o’clock as unstoppable illustrator Nani Puspasari shows you how to draw an abstract artwork in the style of the greatest …

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Main Program | Welcome Dance

29 Oct 2015 9:00 am

Be welcomed to the 2015 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival by a traditional Balinese dance.

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Main Program | Festival Welcome

29 Oct 2015 9:15 am

Join us as Festival Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe opens the 2015 UWRF with a reflection on the Festival’s ever-evolving mission, its challenges and its inspirations. She will chart a journey …

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Main Program | Keynote with Endy Bayuni

29 Oct 2015 9:30 am

Senior journalist and editor at The Jakarta Post Endy Bayuni will commence UWRF with his keynote address. Start the day and the Festival with his thoughts and forecasts.

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Main Program | Keynote with Mpho Tutu

29 Oct 2015 9:45 am

The second keynote of the Festival will be delivered by Reverend Mpho Tutu, who penned Made for Goodness and The Book of Forgiving with her Nobel Peace Prize-winning father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Youth Program | Presentation: Urban Fantasy Comic

29 Oct 2015 10:00 am /

Fancy fantasy? Care for comics? Combine the two with celebrated Filipino illustrator Budjette Tan, who will share scenes from his urban fantasy comics and his journey to becoming an artist. …

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Youth Program | Writing On The Road

29 Oct 2015 10:00 am /

If you have wanderlust in your blood this travel writing session is for you. Not only will you be equipped with the best approach to capture people and place, you’ll …

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Main Program | Every Day is for the Thief

29 Oct 2015 10:15 am

Likened to literary heavyweights J.M. Coetzee and W.G. Sebald, this experimental writer captures with ‘lens wide open’ the places and people he encounters. From big ideas to the banality of …

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Main Program | Journalism is my Religion

29 Oct 2015 10:15 am

Journalist, editor, teacher, tireless fighter for human rights and freedom of expression; just who is this man whom some have described as a ‘fundamentalist’ in the struggle for equality? Find …

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Main Program | The Simsion Effect

29 Oct 2015 10:15 am

One of Australia’s most successful books of recent times, The Rosie Project was translated into 38 languages and optioned as a film. Hear from the original Don Tillman on dealing …

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Main Program | 1965, Bearing Witness

29 Oct 2015 11:30 am

On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Indonesian anti-communist massacre, a group of writers, editors and translators retell their experience creating bilingual books out of harrowing testimonials from the victims …

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