Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, January 18, 2013
New dates for UBUD Writers and Readers Festival
2013 marks an important year for UWRF as we get set to celebrate the 10 year anniversary
of Southeast Asia's most renowned literary event.
In 2013, UWRF comes full circle returning to its original theme Through Darkness to
Light/Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang honouring Indonesia's beloved women's right pioneer
RA. Kartini, Paying homage to Kartini the Festival focuses on women's stories, women's
rights and education, heroes and visionaries, and embraces writers across all genres
including travel writers, songwriters, playwrights, poets, comedians and graphic novelists.
'To add to the excitement of celebrating our ten years, the Festival welcomes our new
International Program Manager - Summa Durie who joins our existing programming
team of Kadek Purnami - Community Development Manager, Wayan Juniartha - Indonesian
Program Manager and Ida Bagus Putra Wira Adnyana - Program Coordinator. Also
joining the UWRF team is Marketing Manager - Madeleine Smith. Both Summa and
Madeleine have had immense experience in arts events and will bring an effervescent
youthful spirit to our upcoming mammoth 10th Festival', said Janet DeNeefe -
In breaking news - the dates of the 2013 UWRF have now changed to 11 - 15 October to avoid a clash with the upcoming APEC meeting, which is being held in
Bali early October. Please make sure to update your diaries and calendars now with our
Whether you have been to every UWRF, have experienced the Festival once or twice,
or have ever thought about attending - 2013 is the year we'd love to see you at the
Festival, as we welcome the world's most exciting writers, thinkers and artists to Ubud. www.ubudwritersfestval.com