Greetings Literature Lovers,
We are thrilled to announce that the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival will be back this year on 27 – 30th October! As Bali begins to re-open, we cannot wait to reunite in-person with you all in Ubud once again.
Last week, our team also announced the return of our sibling event, the Ubud Food Festival, which will take place on 24 – 26th June. Make sure to follow along for more updates on our Festival social medias!
Until next time,
Huge congratulations to Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Tiffany Tsao, who translated the work into English.
Norman is one of our Emerging Writers alumni from 2015, and both Norman and Tiffany presented at the Festival in 2018!
One of our UWRF21 speakers, Cal Flyn, just won one of the UK’s most prestigious writing awards for her book Islands of Abandonment.
Click below to watch Cal’s session in discussion with Elora Hardy on our Festival Youtube channel!
What happens to wildlife when humans have retreated to certain places because of conflict or disaster? Cal Flyn’s Islands on Abandonment brings together some of the most desolate ghost towns and exclusion zones around the world and shows how, against all odds, they offer our best opportunities for environmental recovery. Listen to her take on how nature can reclaim its place.
EVENTS THIS MONTH
Ubud Book Club – March 20th, 3pm at Gayatri Hotel
This month, the Ubud Book Club will be reading The Dark Side of Paradise: Political Violence in Bali by Geoffrey Robinson. The book examines the political history of Bali in the 20th century using a class analysis, particularly highlighting the tension between artistocrats and commoners in the late colonial period.
‘Through a Woman’s Gaze’ Exhibition @ Jimbaran Hub
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Jimbaran Hub is hosting an event to explore what it means to be a woman through art exhibitions, workshops, talk shows, a fashion show and bazaar. The event will be held from Saturday, 19 March to 27 March from 10:00-18:00 WITA.
UWRF22’s Emerging Writers Submissions are now closed!
Thank you to all who submitted your works. Our curatorial team is now busy reading through them and selections will be announced on April 29th.
Listen to the UWRF21 Podcast!