“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” – Carl Sagan, author of the book “Cosmos”.
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together – Ubud Writers’ and Readers’ Festival
28 October – 1 November, 2015
A writer’s sole purpose is to communicate his/her ideas, thoughts or stories to a wider audience. There is something for everyone, especially those who are enduringly curious and have an insatiable urge to know more, to inspire or be inspired. So whether you’re an avid reader, a budding writer, an established author, a lover of literature or an artist you wouldn’t want to miss this event. The Ubud Writers’ and Readers’ Festival held in Bali’s artistic and cultural precinct is an open platform to experience intellectual stimulation by listening to leading writers, speakers and artists who come together from all over the globe and speak about global issues, innovative ideas, writing tips, their personal testimonies and what inspires them. So pack your books and extend your stay at Chandra Bali Villas this year for a mind awakening experience and some spiritual inspiration. And, of course, bring with you an open mind and a limitless imagination.
Festival Highlights :
With around 26,000 creative minds and fanatics attending Southeast Asia’s biggest literary Fest last year, this year will be even more massive considering the artist line-up that has been announced. For the year of 2015, the theme chosen is – “17,000 Islands of Imagination”.
Heading the line-up will be American literary figure Michael Chabon, award-winning British correspondent Christina Lamb, the celebrated Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid and Tony and Maureen Wheeler – founders of The Lonely Planet series. The list is endless. A few names from the hot-list include – The Fishermen novelist Chigozie Obioma, the 2015 Miles Franklin Award Winner Sofie Laguna and Emily Bitto, the Stella Prize winner 2015 for her debut novel “The Strays”.
A collective of over eighty five panel discussions and debates, intimate literature luncheons, workshops, after-parties, poetry, music sessions and food tours – a power packed 5 day event that will not only leave you feeling overwhelmed with the experience but also enlightened with great knowledge, fun activities, ideas and a chance to meet influential literary giants.
The festival kicks off at 9 am running until 5 pm. Local venues like Neka Museum, Indus Restaurant, Taman Baca, and Joglo @ Taman Baca play host to the awaited festival! To buy your tickets you can send an email to [email protected] or call on + 62 361 977 408 for further enquiries. For list of speakers and event schedule, visit www.ubudwritersfestival.com