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We have compiled a list of FAQs to guide you through UWRF21: Mulat Sarira.


08-17 October, 2021.


UWRF21: Mulat Sarira is a hybrid event, In accordance with the format, hybrid festival, UWRF program will be accessible online or in person in Ubud and also in Perth, combining online program through the festival online platform Townscript and live in Ubud and Perth (The Rechabite Hall on 8 – 10 Oct).

You can view our program on this website or on our Youtube channel, from the comfort of your home.


1. How can I buy the tickets to the Main Program?

With a fee of IDR299.000 you can access ALL MAIN PROGRAMS. You will receive access to all 60+ Main Program sessions, which you can rewatch for a month after the Festival.

You can also buy the Main Program ticket in our Box Office, located in the Lobby area in Indus Restaurant, Raya Sanggingan Street, Ubud. The same location with the Main Program sessions take place.

2. Are the Workshops paid?

Ticket prices vary depending on the content and duration of the workshop. You may check here for additional information regarding the workshops.

3. What will my donation go toward?

The future of Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation depends on your support and generosity. All donations contribute to the production costs of UWRF21: Mulat Sarira and to supporting the foundation that presents Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Ubud Food Festival. We also work with other foundations across Bali to support various artistic, cultural and culinary initiatives.

Your contribution will guarantee the future of Indonesia’s leading cross-cultural platform of words and ideas.

4. What types of digital programs are available?

The program categories are Main Program, Workshop, Special Events, Book Launches, Festival Club, Film Program, Music & Art.

  • Main Program – the main program that brings inspirational discussions and conversations by speakers from various parts of the world.
  • Workshop – a wide selection of workshops with interesting and broad topics.
  • Special Events – special programs from the festival that are not to be missed: Opening ceremony, Seminar and Special Dinner.
  • Book Launches – a book launch program that can be enjoyed for free through UWRF’s FB & IG platforms.
  • Festival Club – an IG live series that will take place throughout the festival dates by presenting interesting discussions from young and inspiring figures.
  • Film Program – film screening followed by a discussion session with the team involved in its production.
  • Music & Art – various art, cultural, literary and musical performances that will take place every night.

Digital programs are divided into two categories, pre-recorded and live-streamed. All digital programs will come to you unedited and directly from the speakers.

The pre-recorded sessions were recorded ahead of the Festival to cater to the speakers’ different time zones.

5. How can I access the digital programs?


Can be accessed online via Townscript.com by purchasing tickets via the BUY TICKET button on the MAIN PROGRAM page. The link to access the MAIN Program will automatically be sent via email after purchasing a ticket.

The Main Program is also broadcast live at Indus Restaurant, those who have purchased tickets via Townscript.com can use these tickets to watch at Indus Restaurant. The Main Program will be broadcast live with speakers who are present in person at Indus Restaurant or present online (for speakers who are outside Bali). Covid 19 health protocol will be applied at Indus Restaurant. Please read more about Covid 19 news and update below.

On 8 – 10 Oct, the festival will also be broadcast live at The Rechabite Hall, Perth. For those who are in Perth and its surroundings, you can watch the Main program live from there. You can also rewatch the sessions for one month after the Festival.


The workshop will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent if you have purchased/registered at the desired workshop. Some workshops will also be held in Ubud in person and in this case, the workshops will not be available online. The workshop can be accessed by showing the ticket at the event entrance.


Special event, dinner or Lunch will be held in Ubud and will not be available online. The Opening Ceremony and Literature Seminar will be available online.


Festival Club, Book Launch, Film Program, Music & Arts are available online for free. You can stream these free programs on our social media (Instagram or Facebook) or YouTube channel.

Book Launch, Film Program, and Music & Art also broadcast live at various venues in Ubud. Get more information about streaming platforms and venue on each program page. Access to the venue will follow Covid 19 health protocol and capacity will be limited, we may require you to register before joining the free event.

6. Can I watch the sessions with a friend or family member?

You can watch the sessions with a friend or family member if you are watching from the same screen. If not, then you will need a separate user account.

7. What time zone are you using when streaming the sessions?

Please note that the time listed on the Festival schedule follows Central Indonesian Time (WITA/UTC+8).

COVID 19 news – swab antigen test & vaccine update

The festival will follow strict health protocols with social-distancing measures in place. Attendees in Ubud are required to complete a COVID-19 swab antigen test and receive a negative result or to show proof of vaccination at least one (1) dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The use of PeduliLindungi app is also required. Attendees will have to scan using the installed app on their phones before entering the festival grounds.

You can download PeduliLindungi app here: iOS users: App Store, Android Users: Google Play Store

If you are not well and or sick please stay home and get tested. Please practise good hygiene at the festival. Social-distancing protocols will be enforced. We required festival attendees to wear face masks whilst at the event.


Please submit your questions here, or email us at info@ubudwritersfestival.com.