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Anniversary Festival Edition to run 18 – 22 October 2023

Following a hugely successful 2022 Festival Edition, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Edition between the 18th – 22nd October 2023. It’ll be returning …

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Ubud Writers And Readers Festival Appoints Inaugural Head Of Programming

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) is delighted to announce Gene Smith has been appointed the organisation’s inaugural Head of Programming. Working alongside the festival’s Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe, …

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UWRF22 gets underway to show its diverse and intercultural side

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) will make its 19th return this Thursday, 27 October for a four-day long weekend. UWRF unites the best of local and international literary talent …

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A slice of UWRF pops up in Perth

Between 21 – 23 October, we are joining forces again with Writing WA to present a three-day celebration transporting the magic of Ubud to Perth. Learn more about the in-person …

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Press Release: The #UWRF22 Main Program is now LIVE!

Southeast Asia’s leading Festival of words and ideas announces its main program for 2022 – inviting audiences to discover unique voices and exceptional literature from corners both known and unknown, …

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ANNOUNCING THE UWRF22 ARTWORK AND THEME: ‘UNITING HUMANITY’

From 27-30 October 2022, writers, artists, activists and performers from Indonesia and beyond will converge for the 19th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, to share stories and ideas exploring this …

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#TheThreadStory, Democratizing Literature Through The Simple Act of Tweeting

For the last two decades, we’ve been striving to improve Indonesia’s literary landscape through the wonder of books. As the flag-bearer of Indonesia’s literacy culture, we aim to create a …

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2021 AAWP X UWRF Translators’ Prize and Emerging Writers’ Prize Winners Announced

In partnership with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 AAWP X UWRF Translators’ Prize and …

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Buka Penjualan Tiket Main Program untuk Tahun ke-18

Untuk tahun ke-18, sebagai acara sastra terkemuka di Asia Tenggara, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival hari ini, Rabu (08/09/2021), mengumumkan daftar lengkap acara Main Program. Lebih dari 130 penulis, jurnalis, seniman, dan aktivis …

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Merilis Tahapan Pertama Pembicara Dan Program Yang Diadakan Di Perth Untuk Tahun Ke-18

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival telah mengumumkan tahapan pertama para pembicara yang akan bergabung tahun ini dalam program yang akan berlangsung selama sebelas hari, yang terdiri dari berbagai diskusi menarik, …

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