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.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
UBUD Writers & Readers Festival 2016
Welcome to 2016 – the year of the monkey, which is quite apt for a village home to plenty – we trust it promises ample exciting horizons and new adventures.
We certainly have stacks of exciting news to let you know about.
First, we're thrilled to release our 2016 dates and theme, and we encourage you to start plotting your path to us now. We will fill Ubud with a starry array of world thinkers and artists this October 26 - 30, 2016, all celebrating the theme Tat Tvam Asi or 'I am you, you are me.'
Secondly, if you are an emerging writer based in Australasia, take note! In partnership with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) we are offering a once-in-a-lifetime Writers' Prize. More below.
Finally, our sibling event Bali Emerging Writers Festival will in its sixth year enjoy an exciting makeover, now going by the name Bali Emerging Voices Festival. With a focus more broadly on the creative industry, it will take place in Sanur April 16 - 17.