Program


Art Exhibition | There is No Truth, Only Honesty

Sanggar Bares is a drawing community for children founded in 2017 in Ubud by Balinese artist Nyoman Bratayasa. Nurturing freedom of imagination, this community encourages children to spend their free …

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Art Exhibition | X Visit Bali Year X #3

Since 2003, Slinat (short for “silly in art”) has captured various local social issues through his highly distinctive art. One of his most iconic images is a Balinese girl whose …

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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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Film Screening | All is Forgiven, Because We Have Been Happy (2017)

23 Oct 2019 15:00 / /

Directed by Katia Engel and Paul Agusta, this documentary explores the life of poet, cultural activist, and playwright Leon Agusta, who was born in Sigiran, Lake Maninjau, West Sumatra in …

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Special Event | Gala Opening & Writers Dinner

23 Oct 2019 18:00

Join our Gala Opening at the Ubud Royal Palace, featuring key Festival speakers and traditional Balinese dance. Then, head to Casa Luna where you’ll rub shoulders with the Festival’s stars …

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Live Music & Arts | Women of Words Poetry Slam

23 Oct 2019 20:00 / /

For the annual Women of Words Poetry Slam we’re looking for powerful poems exploring feminist karma. Bahasa Indonesia, English, free verse or rhyme – raise your voice and find strength …

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Cultural Workshop | Bahasa Indonesia Breakfast

Kick-start your Festival day with traditional Balinese treats and coffee, while learning the basics of Bahasa Indonesia with the bubbly team from Cinta Bahasa. Learn key greetings, the dos and …

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Cultural Workshop | Market Tour and Cooking Class

For traveling foodies and curious cooks, discovering local produce at traditional markets is an essential holiday ingredient. With the Casa Luna Cooking School team, learn about Balinese cuisine’s colorful array …

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Main Program | Festival Welcome

24 Oct 2019 09:00 /

Join us as the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival begins with a traditional Balinese welcome dance, a warm welcome from our Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe, and two keynote speeches. …

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Children & Youth | Create Your Own Superhero

24 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Pow! Crunch! Bang! Kaboom! Crash! Zap! Smash! Have you ever wanted to invent your own superhero comic? Rizqi R. Mosmarth (better known as Ecky) is an editor, writer, and comic …

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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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Children & Youth | Seeds of Wellbeing

24 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Through movement, voice work and mandala creation we will connect with the seeds of our wellness within. We will also plant vegetable seeds for our community. This program was inspired …

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Children & Youth | Young Journalists Club

24 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Sebastian Partogi has been working as a journalist for Indonesia’s English newspaper The Jakarta Post since 2013, specializing in stories about arts and literature. If you dream of being a …

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Main Program | Karma and Kindness

24 Oct 2019 10:15 /

Around the world, kindness is synonymous with karma: make a conscious choice to do good to others and good will come to you. But despite our best intentions, true kindness …

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Main Program | Asia Pacific Futures on the Page, Stage and Screen

24 Oct 2019 10:15 /

In a 2019 Entertainment Weekly interview, Amy Tan reflected on the 30 years since her groundbreaking novel The Joy Luck Club was published, commenting on the remarkable difference in Asian …

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Main Program | The Price of Democracy

24 Oct 2019 10:15 /

Jakarta’s deadly riots following the formal results issued after Indonesia’s 17 April elections overshadowed what had been a peaceful process. Jokowi’s victory was a sigh of relief for the nation’s …

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Main Program | Indonesian Emerging Writers 2019

24 Oct 2019 11:45 /

Each year UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. This year we received 1,253 submissions, the highest number since the Emerging Writers …

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Main Program | The Crime Scene

24 Oct 2019 11:45 /

When it comes to crime readers can’t get enough. We devour cosy classics, whodunnits and courtroom dramas, and are eternally fascinated by hard-boiled detectives, organized crime syndicates, plot twists and …

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Main Program | Lucy Inglis: Milk of Paradise

24 Oct 2019 11:45 /

Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: poppy latex is a commodity without rival. Acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes us on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and …

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Main Program | Islam Today

24 Oct 2019 13:00 /

According to nonpartisan fact tank Pew Research Center, in the second half of this century Muslims will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group. From fractious headlines to …

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