Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is an event held in the central Bali town of Ubud that celebrates all things about literature, reading, writing, film and culture.
The festival is the brainchild of Janet De Neefe, an Australian-born woman who envisioned a literary space where talented artists could express themselves.
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2023 Dates, Program & Schedule, Map
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is a yearly pilgrimage for experts and lovers of the literary world, ranging from readers, authors, musicians and chefs. There are many workshops and classes held throughout the festival where writers can hone their skills and get feedback from experts in the field.
The main festival events occur on Jalan Raya Sanggingan, just 5 minutes from the Ubud town centre. Each year the program is spread out over several venues including Taman Baca, Indus Restaurant and Neka Museum. But there are also some other events scheduled in and around Ubud.
Most sessions will be held in English, Indonesian or bilingual. Translators will be present in most sessions.