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Program


Art Exhibition | Fabel 1.0

26 Sep 2021 10:00

With his distinctive colors and style, the artist born and raised in Ubud, Bagus Ari Maruta will take you to the fun world of animals, from their different characted and …

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Art Exhibition | WYAH Art & Creative Spaces

07 Oct 2021 07:00

Experience the beautiful WYAH Art & Space, a restaurant on a river cliff with a forest view with a concept in harmony with nature. This unique creative space regularly holds …

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Main Program | Festival Welcome

Join us as Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2021 begins with a warm welcome from our Founder and Director, Janet DeNeefe, and two inspiring keynote speeches. This year, the Festival …

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Main Program | Tale of Banda: In Conversation with Hilmar Farid

Spice has a large influence on Indonesian history. Starting from the Banda and Maluku regions, trade routes in the past have crossed various regions and pushed transit cities into cultural …

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Main Program | Exploring Closer

08 Oct 2021 11:00 /

Muhammad Ade Putra is a young poet who is actively reflecting on locality in his poems, and Eki Saputra describes environmental issues and marginalized people through his short stories. Together …

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Main Program | The New and the Old of Indonesian Literature

08 Oct 2021 12:30 /

How do we interpret the development of literary works in Indonesia lately? Indonesian established and emerging writers, Rio Johan, Inggit Putria Marga, and Wayan Sumahardika, elaborate on the issues in …

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Book Launch | Shorter Stories

08 Oct 2021 13:30

“When days are too short and short stories are too long, shorter stories are just enough.” Join Firnita as she shares the creative process behind her second book, Shorter Stories. In …

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Main Program | The Lasalaga Project

08 Oct 2021 14:00 /

The Lasalaga Project is Louis Buana’s research of the ancient legend of Lasalaga, the fierce ruler of Mamuju, West Sulawesi. Of Balinese-Sulawesi heritage, Lasalaga’s story highlights the harmonious relationship between …

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Festival Club | Black Water Sister

08 Oct 2021 15:00

Set in Penang, this modern fantasy is a heart-warming tale of personal identity, family secrets, and culture clash. Jessamyn Teoh must navigate the world of gods, ghosts, gangsters and supernatural …

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Main Program | Project Multatuli: A Voice to the Voiceless

08 Oct 2021 15:30 /

Multatuli’s book Max Havelaar is a powerful indictment of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies. Inspired by his fight for equality, Project Multatuli is a public journalism organization that expose …

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