From intimate in-conversations between leading authors, artists, thinkers, and performers, to fiery debates on some of the region’s most pressing issues, the Main Program takes place from 27–30 October.
Spanning 63 sessions over four days, it’s held across three venues: Festival Hub @ Taman Baca, and Indus Restaurant all within walking distance of each other on Jl. Raya Sanggingan. A free shuttle runs between each venue and Museum Puri Lukisan on Jl. Raya Ubud every 30 minutes, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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 …Read more
Indonesian art is as diverse and dynamic as the extraordinary cultures that flourish across the archipelago, with many artists fusing traditional with new techniques. Join our photo journey in tracing …Read more
The wellness industry has become a multi-billion-dollar business that claims to improve our health, happiness, and longevity. Our speakers share their research and personal stories that shed light on the …Read more
Regional disparities in literary access have contributed to many eastern Indonesian stories and narratives remaining untold. Listen to writers and community activists Aprila RA Wayar, Felix K. Nesi, and Maria …Read more
What relationship does the written word have to activism? Our speakers offer their unique perspectives on how writing can transcend borders, build bridges between us, and inspire global change. Join …Read more
Our poets commemorate 100 years of Chairil Anwar. One of Indonesia’s most celebrated young poets, in his short career, Chairil Anwar created a profound body of work that became the …Read more
Environmental sustainability is something to keep at the heart of anything we do. How can we form an environmentally friendly creative practice, and how does this shape and transform the …Read more
British activist, interdisciplinary artist, and celebrated designer Osman Yousefzada, discusses his first book, The Go-Between, a uniquely observed memoir of his childhood growing up between worlds in a closed migrant community. …Read more
Preeta Samarasan, author of Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, tells stories of family, race, religion, tradition versus modernity, all with a backdrop of Malaysian heritage. Janet Steele welcomes Preeta to …Read more
Journalist and writer Brigid Delaney’s latest book, Reasons Not to Worry tells of the Stoic principles of virtue, moderation and self-discipline from the teachings of three ancient guides, Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus. …Read more