Main Program | Festival Welcome

24 Oct 2019 09:00 - 09:45
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
NEKA Museum. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

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. In 2019 we celebrate 16 years as Southeast Asia’s leading festival of words and ideas.

Bergabunglah dengan kami saat Ubud Writers & Readers Festival dibuka dengan tari sambutan tradisional Bali, kata sambutan yang hangat dari Pendiri dan Direktur kami Janet DeNeefe, dan dua pidato kunci. Pada tahun 2019 ini, kami merayakan 16 tahun penyelenggaraan UWRF sebagai festival gagasan dan ide terkemuka di Asia Tenggara.


Janet DeNeefe

Melbourne, Australia-born Janet DeNeefe, Founder and Director of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Ubud Food Festival, has lived in Bali for over three decades. Her latest book Bali: Food …

Guy Gunaratne

Guy Gunaratne lives between London and Malmö, Sweden. His first novel In Our Mad and Furious City was nominated for multiple international awards including The Man Booker Prize, The Dylan …

Nirwan Dewanto

Nirwan Dewanto is a poet, essayist, editor and curator renowned in Indonesia’s literary circles for his critical stance toward nationalist-populist sentiment in literary works. He is a two-time winner of …

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