Program


Art Exhibition: Comfort Zone – A Solo Exhibition by Kuncir Sathya Viku

30 Sep 2018 16:00 /

Balinese artist Kuncir Sathya Viku’s creations often grow from Balinese mythology. His artist’s message for this exhibition is: “There is a place without stress, a situation where we feel safe. …

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Art Exhibition: DenPasar2018

05 Oct 2018 19:00 /

A group exhibition and movement, DenPasar2018 is part of CushCush Gallery’s (CCG) program series providing a platform for young local artists and creative communities to come together and create artworks. …

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Art Exhibition: Masa Subur

20 Oct 2018 16:00 /

Masa Subur was created by Futuwonder to engage more local female artists and arts workers in Bali’s art scene. The works by female Indonesian artists challenge the common tendency of …

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Fringe Event: Indonesian Children’s Picture Book Workshop

22 Oct 2018 09:00

Writers and illustrators will learn to create their own Indonesian children’s picture book during this three-day workshop presented by Yayasan Literasi Anak Indonesia. The workshop covers key aspects of book …

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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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Film Program: Chaplin in Bali (2017)

24 Oct 2018 14:00 /

In 1932, experiencing a midlife crisis aggravated by the coming of talking films, Charlie Chaplin ‘escapes’ to Bali where he is virtually unknown. Fascinated by the local lifestyle, he finds …

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Book Launch: Dancing in Silver, the Jewellery of Runi Palar

24 Oct 2018 16:30 /

Dancing in Silver is a retrospective of the remarkable designs of Runi Palar, Indonesia’s first modern jeweler. A Central Javanese princess and famed court dancer, in Europe and New York …

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Special Event: Gala Opening & Writers Dinner

24 Oct 2018 18:00

Join our Gala Opening at the Ubud Royal Palace, featuring key Festival speakers and a performance of Siwa Nataraja. Then, head to Casa Luna where you’ll rub shoulders with the …

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Live Music & Arts: Women of Words Poetry Slam

24 Oct 2018 20:00 / /

For our annual Women of Words Poetry Slam we’re looking for the finest poems celebrating diversity and feminism. Bahasa Indonesia, English, free verse or rhyme – raise your voices 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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Cultural Workshop: Bahasa 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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Art Exhibition: GloBALIzation

25 Oct 2018 09:00 /

This exhibition by the island’s most renowned and beloved cartoonist is a hilarious examination of the paradoxes of contemporary Bali. The continuous battle between the traditional values of agrarian culture …

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Main Program: Festival Welcome

25 Oct 2018 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: Release Your Inner Voice

Let your imagination flow freely with vibrant images and musical rhythmic prompts. Emilia and Shoba, both children’s book authors and educators, will guide you through an exciting process of crafting …

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Children & Youth: Creative Writing for Young Authors

Do you like writing poems and stories, or even just telling stories? Do you love reading? Then join Francois to learn about different ways to help you start writing, how …

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Main Program: Crossing Cultures

25 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Born in Iran and exiled to the UK in 1979, Kamin Mohammadi found a new lease on life in bella Italia. Meanwhile, Carlo Pizatti was making his way as an …

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Main Program: The Rights Stuff

25 Oct 2018 10:15 /

Advocates in an age of compassion fatigue, Christine Bader, Gillian Triggs, Saras Dewi and Todung Mulya Lubis have placed human rights at the heart of their work. Active at the …

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Main Program: Susi Pudjiastuti: Sink It

25 Oct 2018 10:15 /

“Sink it” became a national catchphrase after Indonesia’s maverick Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries fulfilled her threat to sink any foreign boats found illegally fishing in Indonesian waters. In …

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Main Program: Kim Scott: Taboo

25 Oct 2018 11:45 /

Stunning. Formidable. Truth-telling. Two-time Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott is at the forefront of storytelling in Australia, tackling difficult questions of its colonial past in a way that expands the …

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Main Program: Janet Steele: Mediating Islam

25 Oct 2018 11:45 /

Janet Steele has been moving between the media landscapes of the west and Southeast Asia for decades. In a richly-layered survey of Indonesian and Malaysian media, she invites us to …

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