Under 18? Want to be a writer? Or an illustrator? Or have you caught the book bug and can’t stop reading? If it’s a yes to any of those questions, you should check out the free Children’s and Youth Programs at the 2015 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
But places are running out fast so head to your favourite event and book your spot now.
As our Children’s & Youth Program Co-ordinator Ari Putriyasa says, “The sessions will be fun and exciting; the perfect way to make new friends, satisfy your curiosity and get in touch with your creative side.”
Here’s a reminder of what’s still on offer.
Aged between 5 and 15? Then these activities are perfect for you.
Think up personalised poems and jokes that will have all your friends on the floor with laughter at the The Laughing Poet.
Or explore all the awesome things Bali has on offer like characters in a book with Phillip Gwynne and Eliza McCann at Your Awesome Bali Adventure.
Fancy something different? Make new friends and learn Balinese fairytales, songs and games at Playtime, Bali.
If you love art, then head to Make Manga and create your very own cute character with Japanese comic artist Chaka Poko.
YAs, after something a bit more adventurous than the above? Then consider a Youth Program session for 15 – 18 year-olds.
Want to be the first person at the scene of a mystery, dishing out the juicy stories, keeping the world updated with news? Then head to Press Club with journalist and writer Zaky Yamani to learn all the ins-and-outs of journalism.
If your writing has more of a creative bent, why not check out Your Ideas in a Short Story where author Rio Johan teaches you how to tame the millions of ideas in your head and convert them to paper.
Better still, if you’ve ever fantasised about trekking through jungles, hiking to the tops of mountains or lounging in hip cafes, a notebook in hand, come to Writing on the Road with editor Ficky Yusrani to learn all the basics of capturing people and place and applying it to fiction.
Want more? Then try one of these:
Fun and games with Ali Syamsudin Arsi at Play with Words.
Unlocking the mystery of sarcasm and irony at Satire and Comics with Muhammad Reza.
Behind the scenes of Filosofi Kopi with Jenny Jusuf.
Uncovering the magic of movies at Scriptwriting Workshop with M. Irfan Ramli.
Colour, fashion and design at Colour Theory or Fun with Balinese Floral Designs.
And there’s still more. If nothing here has caught your eye, then head to the full program of Youth and Children’s events – there really is something for everyone!