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.
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As we strive to improve conversations about race, racism, and racial justice, the environment in which we’re speaking seems to be constantly shifting. Our writers and poets offer their different …Read more
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No one ever thought Bali, island of the Gods, would be a victim of terrorism, but on 12 October 2002, two explosions rocked the streets of Kuta. This single act …Read more
In the last few decades, representations of complex women’s issues in popular culture and media have been on the rise. How do female directors negotiate the demands of mainstream audiences …Read more
Mimpi-mimpi dari Pulau Emas, Dreams from the Golden Island, is a poetic narrative by Elizabeth Inandiak and other writers and artists about the great sages of China, India, and Tibet …Read more
Southeast Asia’s publishing scene continues to grow and evolve, but not without its unique challenges. For a region with such immensely rich cultures, histories, and languages, its many locally-celebrated writers …Read more
Drew Ambrose and Andreas Harsono specialise in uncovering corruption, human rights, and environmental issues. Together they share their stories, as well as, the in-depth process required for this type of …Read more
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