Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - Countdown


Dear Friends,

We are now only 2 days away from the official Ubud Writers & Readers Festival opening! Excitement at the office has reached fever pitch and we can't wait to share our programs and events with you.

Ubud is awash with our posters and banners, our orange UWRF flags are waving outside all of our venues, the Box Office on Jl. Raya Sanggingan is open and tickets are selling fast.

Over the next few days we will share some highlights and suggestions for sessions to attend. Today, we take a look at some of the events that are perfect for the younger members of the family, as well as the grown-ups. Many of our Children & Youth Program sessions have already booked out, so if you missed out on these events and are wondering what else you can send the kids along to, have a look at the highlights below. Also featured are some of our wonderful workshops.

For those who aren't able to make it to this year's Festival, we encourage you to follow us on facebook and twitter #UWRF13. We'll be posting photos from the sessions, video links and we will even have a Festival Blog on our website.

We'll see you soon!



Illustrator Barbara Yelin gives an insight into storytelling using pictures. From comic strips to graphic novels, illustrated books can be contemplative, critical, poetic or absurd. A half-day workshop for young people & grown ups who like to draw. For ages 12+

14 Oct 2013
10.30am - 1:30pm
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Join one of Australia’s most acclaimed childrens & young adults authors, Morris Gleitzman, as he talks about ideas, inspiration & imagination. Morris is the author of over 30 books and is published in more than 20 countries. For all ages, only AU $12 / Rp.100,000.

13 Oct 2013
10:00am - 2.00pm
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Celia Gregory is an eco-artist who has created a living mermaid sculpture made out of coral in the sea. Through words, music & play, Celia & you will create the story of how the mermaid came to find herself protecting Bali’s seas. Free event in English. Ages 5-14.

12 Oct 2013
10.00AM - 12:00PM
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Through young eyes - workshop with Kirsty Murray
UWRF workshops
Children & teenagers are harsh critics of stories that fail to capture their imagination. In this practical half-day workshop, young adult & children’s novelist Kirsty Murray explores techniques that help adult writers rediscover the child within & enhance the writing of successful stories for younger readers. From developing realistic young characters, through to understanding the world of children’s publishing, Murray will take participants through the process of turning ideas & inspirations into publishable children’s books.
Tues 15 Oct
10.30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Join workshop leader and skilled lyricist Tah Riq and learn techniques for creating strong raps and freestyles. In this half-day workshop, Tah Riq will also teach you to deliver words much faster and with much more clarity and punch, methods for creating quality original songs and jingles under pressure, crafting structures with inter-rhyming and multi-syllabic rhymes, and more.

Sat 12 Oct
10.30AM - 1.30PM

In this full day workshop, learn one of the iconic art forms of Bali. Nyoman Suradnya, a renowned batik artist, will tell the story of batik & demonstrate the tools, materials & techniques for painting with canting & brush, hand colouring & dip dyeing colors, wax removal & all the finishing touches for you to produce a beautiful batik painting. Includes materials and lunch.

Sun 13 Oct
10:00 AM - 2.00 PM
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