Saturday, September 03, 2011
UBUD WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL 2011
Lost for words
You’ll be lost for words at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, 5-9October 2011
The ultimate indulgence for all who find joy between the pages of a book, the Festival promises to woo audiences with passionate debate, challenging workshops, intimate conversations, feasts for body and soul, poetry slams, book launches and authors guaranteed to make you laugh, make you swoon and introduce new ways of viewing our world. This intoxicating Festival set against
Bali’s natural beauty invites you to enter with open heart and leave with indelible memories.
From its birth in 2004, the UWRF has matured to encompass Ubud’s most exotic venues, hosting a diverse roll call of authors of international significance. The Festival attracts hundreds of readers avid for encounters with big thinkers, and provides the perfect stimulating yet relaxed arena for those keen to combine their love of literature and ideas with an authentic Balinese experience.
Imagine the perfect holiday: for most, it includes luxuriating in the company of a great book. At the UWRF, the chances are that the author of that book will be sipping a cocktail right beside you. The world’s most welcoming literary Festival enables writers of national and international renown to get up close and meaningful with the readers who love them, as well as showcasing the most compelling and freshest new voices. If your love of words urges you to write, check the program of workshops, conducted by foremost industry professionals
And yes, we know you’re clamouring for names, but patience: the big reveal of names and program is not far away!
From 5-9 October, the lush tropical paradise that is Ubud comes alive with beautiful silken flags and elegant venues where the celebration of words and ideas unfolds. With multiple options to choose from, visitors to the Festival can immerse themselves in panels and conversations covering the entire range of topics and genres. Whether your fetish is poetry or performing art, journalism or fiction, history or humour, you’re promised an unforgettable taste of
Bali and contemporary culture. The UWRF has an intense local flavour but a richness that has earned it an international profile. All this against the backdrop of gamelan, galangal and a generosity of spirit that takes your breath away.
Admittance to the main program of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is via the purchase of your choice of
Individual tickets may be bought for the extensive range of Feature Events and workshops. Early Birds selling now! Day Pass.
Festival dates, detailed information and ticket sales at www.ubudwritersfestival.com