Set in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s vibrant art and cultural hub, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival invites thousands of attendees each year who are offered the opportunity to listen to world-leading writers, poets, and novelists in conversations about a range of themes.
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 18 – 23 October 2023
Established in 2004, the Foundation is a dynamic, independent, and non-profit organization, untethered from government influence. The dedicated members are all about enriching the lives and futures of Indonesians by weaving a tapestry of community-centric arts and cultural programs.
The Foundation also supports emerging voices across the Indonesian archipelago. Each year, a team of independent curators sifts through numerous submissions, selects the best, translates their works, and publishes them in the Festival’s Emerging Writing Anthology Series. The winning authors receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Ubud to showcase their talent in front of international audiences.