Program Category: Main Program 27 Oct


Main Program | Festival Welcome

27 Oct 2022 09:00 /

Join us as Ubud Writers & Readers Festival begins with a traditional Balinese welcome dance, a warm welcome from out Founder and Director Janet Deneefe. This year we celebrate 19 …

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Main Program | Keynote with Putu Oka Sukanta

27 Oct 2022 09:15 /

We reflect on the extraordinary life and immense contribution that Putu Oka Sukanta has made to Indonesian literature over more than 40 years. Imprisoned for 10 years during the Soeharto …

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Main Program | Rekindling Dormant Languages

27 Oct 2022 10:15 /

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. Language is imbued with cultural values, ways of thinking, and histories that must be preserved and …

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Main Program | Writing Inner Worlds

27 Oct 2022 10:15 /

Though the stories we read may be fiction, often at their heart are characters that feel genuine and real. How does a writer know where to begin writing these inner …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Michael Vatikiotis

27 Oct 2022 10:15 /

Lives Between the Lines is a family story of Michael Vatikiotis’s grandparents and parents in the Levant, spanning from the mid-1800s to the end of the Second World War in …

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Main Program | Parallel Lives: Living Between Cultures

27 Oct 2022 11:30 /

How do we create belonging and space for ourselves to feel a sense of inclusion? Our speakers come together to discuss their experiences of living between cultures and the importance …

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Main Program | Eco Feminism: Earthly Connections

27 Oct 2022 11:30 /

Saras Dewi, Doctor of Philosophy and author of Ecophenomenology, and Esther Vincent Xueming, author of Red Earth, an ecofeminist poetry collection, discuss the connections between feminism, healing, and ecology and …

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Main Program | Diversity in Literary Spaces

27 Oct 2022 11:30 /

As we celebrate the growing rise in diverse stories and representation on bookshelves around the world, it remains important to acknowledge how far the literary industry has left to go. …

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Main Program | Speculative Fiction: Exploring our Future

27 Oct 2022 12:45 /

Laura Jean McKay, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Sequoia Nagamatsu explore the power of speculative fiction to educate and influence our behavior by ultimately posing the “what if?” question through their …

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Main Program | Voices of Our Young Generation

27 Oct 2022 12:45 /

Two voices from the younger generation, Laksmi DeNeefe Suardana and Andovi Da Lopez, will invite us to empathize with literacy issues and social problems around us. Both of them are …

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