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.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - Countdown
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.
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+
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.
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.
& teenagers are harsh critics of stories that fail to capture their
imagination. In this practical half-day workshop, young adult &
children’s novelist Kirsty Murrayexplores
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
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.
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.