We’re thrilled to share with you a range of Festival merchandise now available to purchase. Items include t-shirts and tote bags featuring the stunning #UWRF22 as well as the Anthology 2022 with short stories from ten emerging writers and the Festival Artwork.
This year’s Festival T-Shirt has a clean look with the festival design embroidered on a soft fabric. The t-shirt features the beautiful artwork of this year’s Festival Theme, and has a comfortable loose fit, which gives it a bold look for any occasion.
To carry all your belongings or daily necessities with you; the #UWRF22 tote bag has got you covered. It features the beautiful artwork of this year’s Festival Theme: Memayu Hayuning Bawana, and beautify our universe, adorned by the Festival logo.
Our merchandise combo includes the Festival t-shirt and our iconic tote bag, both featuring our this year’s festival theme: Memayu Hayuning Bawana, an ancient Javanese philosophy that means the principles by which we care for, protect, and beautify our universe.
The anthology Memayu Hayuning Bawana: Antologi Cerita Pendek Emerging Writers 2022 is a bilingual publication of short stories from ten emerging writers from this year’s Festival. In response to various surrounding themes, they develop dense and captivating stories using aesthetic explorations, dexterous language, narrative composition, and foresight. The anthology series represents a massive opportunity for the emerging writers to have their work translated into English, opening the door to international opportunities for the first time. Let their words reach every corner of the globe.
Balinese artist Ni Luh Pangetsu created the #UWRF22 Festival artwork by combining the techniques of carving, manual colouring, and colouring. The ‘cukil’ trail becomes the dominant element that forms the work. The practice of carving is a meditative process that requires a high level of concentration using a knife. Intricate lines form a figure whose lifeforce is woven into the landscape to create a rich and animated realm.
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, …