After a wonderful 10-year anniversary celebration, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival sets its sights on 2014 and looks forward to the 11th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, October 1–5, 2014.

Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the UWRF has become Southeast Asia’s largest and most exciting cultural and literary festival.

In 2014 the UWRF will honour Saraswati, the Hindu patron goddess of learning, with the theme ‘Wisdom & Knowledge’.

View the first release of 2014 writers – including Amitav Ghosh, Robyn Davidson, Eimear McBride, Goenawan Mohamad, Mem Fox, Tash Aw, Tim Cope, Made Wijaya, Agung Rai and more – here, or buy your Early Bird 4 DAY PASS here.

With literary lunches, in-depth conversations, intriguing panel discussions with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers, twilight performances, film screenings, poetry slams, street parties, cultural masterclasses, arts exhibitions, book launches and more… you won’t want to miss it.

The 2014 Festival Program will be available online from August 1, 2014.

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Street party, Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 12/10/2013.

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