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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, Gene will lead the creative vision for the Festival’s 20th Anniversary Edition taking place across 18–22 October 2023. Read the full press release in English and Indonesian here.


PRESS CONFERENCE UBUD | 26 OCTOBER 2022 Chairman of Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation, Dr. I Ketut Suardana, M. Fil.H, and the Festival’s Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe, as well as renowned panellists Tim Baker, British artist and writer Osman Yousefzada, Papuan journalist and novelist Aprila Wayar and musician Rara Sekar were speaking at today’s Festival opening press conference in Ubud. Read the full press release in English and Indonesian here Imagery from the press conference is available here.
PRESS CONFERENCE DENPASAR | 18 OCTOBER 2022 Media representatives were invited to join our Press Conference in Denpasar on Thursday, 18 October 2022, at The Ambengan Tenten. Download images from the Press conference here. The following speakers were in attendance: For any interview requests, please contact Gustra Adrayana via WhatsApp +62 812 382 44 882 or email
PRESS CONFERENCE JAKARTA | 6 OCTOBER 2022 Media representatives were invited to join our Opening Press Conference for the 19th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival on Thursday, 6 October 2022, at Dia.lo.gue Artspace in Jakarta. Download the press release and images here.


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