Held in the cultural and artistic hub of Bali, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is one of the most important events on the Island.
This year 2013 marks an important year for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, as Southeast Asia’s most renowned literary event gets set to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, 11 - 15 October in Ubud, Bali. In 2013, the Festival comes full circle returning to its original theme ”Through Darkness to Light” in Indonesian ”Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang”, honouring RA Kartini, Indonesia’s beloved women’s rights pioneer. Beyond paying homage to Kartini, the 2013 program will focus on women’s stories, women’s rights and education, heroes and visionaries. Writers from around the world and across all genres will be embraced, including travel writers, songwriters, playwrights, poets, comedians and graphic novelists.
Some great names from literature already have been announced to attend the festivities. Among them Irvine Welsh, Scottish novelist, screenwriter and author of the literary cult classic Trainspotting and the US prolific journalist and Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver
Stay at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa Ubud , located only 5 mins away from Ubud Center and do not miss a bit of South East Asia’s most acclaimed and culturally diverse literary event