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Program Category: Main Program

From intimate in-conversations between leading authors, artists, activists, chefs, farmers and performers, to fiery debates on some of the region’s most pressing issues, KEMBALI20 Main Program takes place from 29 October–08 November. Spanning 60+ digital sessions over 11 days, the sessions are available to view on ubudwritersfestival.com by creating a user account.

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Main Program | Balinese Language Today

08 Nov 2020 10:00 /

Many Balinese have remarked that increased time at home due to health protocols has resulted in a renewed focus on traditions and culture, with Balinese language being one of them. …

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Main Program | Doug Bock Clark: The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life

08 Nov 2020 11:00 /

What is lost when a culture disappears? This question is at the heart of Doug Bock Clark’s account of the Lamalerans, one of Indonesia’s last remaining hunter-gatherer groups who for …

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Main Program | Krithika Varagur: The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project

08 Nov 2020 12:00 /

Award-winning American journalist, Krithika Varagur, focuses on religion and politics in Southeast and South Asia. Her first book, The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project, examines the effects of …

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Main Program | David Byrne: American Utopia

08 Nov 2020 14:00 /

“If, among the American pop stars born mid-20th century, Springsteen stands for heart and Prince is sex, Byrne – by reputation at least – is brains,” wrote Robert Armstrong in …

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Main Program | Lailatul Fitriyah: Feminism and Peace

08 Nov 2020 15:00 /

Lailatul Fitriyah is a Doctoral Candidate at the World Religions and World Church Program, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame. She has an MA in International Peace Studies from …

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Main Program | How can F&B businesses survive COVID-19?

08 Nov 2020 16:00 /

As the world grapples with COVID-19, F&B businesses are strategizing how to survive. They are dealing with closures of services and borders, public health protocol, and consumer health concerns. These …

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