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28 Oct 2015 - 01 Nov 2015

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2015

Program-Launch-Concept-2-ab17Aug A full international line up of writers, thinkers, artists and readers descend on the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival from October 28 November 1. The theme this year is 17,000 Islands of Imagination and the programme will touch on the 1965 massacre, regions such as Aceh and Papua, storytelling through cloth, and much more. As always, the heart and soul of the Festival is the Main Program, where the big ideas and global issues are diced out in fiery panel discussions, talks and intimate conversations. The full star line-up programme brings together more than 165 authors from over 25 different countries including Christina Lamb, Michael Chabon, Mpho Tutu, Raditya Dika, Ayu Utami, Teju Cole, Anuradha Roy and more. It includes a Pulitzer Prize-winner, an OBE, a 1m+ YouTube star, an Oscars contender, a North Korea defector, a rebel, a yogi, an Italian blockbuster and a Reverend. Festival also includes a film programme, workshops, literary lunches, walking tours and much more. The Asia Literary Review has a comment on Censorship at the Ubud Festival 2015 with links to texts by authors whose events have been cancelled.