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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2015

October 28, 2015 - November 1, 2015

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2015

Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has become Southeast Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary event.

The mission of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is to create a world class festival that celebrates extraordinary stories and amplifies brave voices; tackles global issues and big ideas.

We are proud of our continuing success in bringing Indonesian and international writers together on a world stage and expanding the readership of contemporary literature across genres and cultural divides.

The festival also just farewelled its 11th outing, which spanned October 1 – 5, 2014. It honoured Saraswati, the Balinese Hindu goddess of learning, with the theme ‘Wisdom & Knowledge’.

Leading writers, thinkers, artists and performers from across Indonesia and all corners of the globe came together over five days of events to celebrate knowledge and the arts, education, wisdom and science.

The next Festival will be held October 28 – November 1, 2015, and will celebrate the theme 17,000 Islands of Imagination. The theme is also that chosen by the Frankfurt Book Fair (to be held mid-October) for this year’s Guest of Honour Nation, Indonesia. The Festival has elected to present a united front in order to best showcase the rich literature and arts of the country to the world.

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is the major annual project of the not-for-profit foundation, the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati. It was first conceived of by Janet DeNeefe, co-founder of the Foundation, as a healing project in response to the first Bali bombing.

Participating Writer(s)


October 28, 2015
November 1, 2015
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Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation


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Jalan Raya Sanggingan
Ubud, Bali, 80571 Indonesia
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