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Ubud Readers and Writers Festival 2023

A Literary and Cultural Extravaganza

Bali's cultural epicenter, Ubud, is gearing up for a literary and cultural fiesta like no other.

Ubud Writers Festival

The Ubud Readers and Writers Festival returns from October 18th to 22nd, 2023.

The festival kicks off with an exciting announcement - the appointment of Laksmi DeNeefe Suardana as the official Ambassador. With deep connections to both the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and the Ubud Food Festival, Laksmi embodies the spirit of the festival. Her advocacy for literacy, her title as Puteri Indonesia 2022, and her passion for Indonesia's culinary heritage make her the perfect choice.

Prepare to be intellectually stimulated by a stellar lineup of speakers. Vandana Shiva, Behrouz Boochani, Geraldine Brooks, Shehan Karunatilaka, Bernardine Evaristo, Putu Wijaya, and Leila S. Chudori are just a few of the luminaries who will grace the festival stages. These brilliant minds will delve into the world's most pressing issues, offering insights and sparking thought-provoking debates.

The festival is not just about listening; it's about participation. Early Bird ticket sales have begun, giving you a chance to secure your spot at this literary extravaganza. And for those who want to embark on a unique writing adventure, the festival offers a Writers' Retreat from October 15th to 22nd. Set in the lush grounds of the 5-star Plataran Resort & Spa in Ubud, this retreat will be led by renowned novelists Louise Doughty, Jill Dawson, Kathryn Heyman, and Kate Pullinger.

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. 

The festival's theme, "Atita, Wartamana, Anagata: The Past, the Present, and the Future," draws inspiration from the Balinese concept of 'Tri Semaya.' It reflects the importance of balance, harmony, and the interplay of time, making this anniversary edition even more special.

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The Ubud Readers and Writers Festival 2023 is not just a literary event; it's a celebration of culture, knowledge, and creativity. As you get lost in the world of words and ideas, consider the possibility of owning a piece of Ubud's paradise. 

Contact us to explore the real estate opportunities that await in this captivating town. Ubud is calling, and with the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival as your guide, your literary adventure could become a lifelong story in the heart of Bali.

Visit the Ubud Writers website for more information:

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