Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2015
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
, 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.