Ubud Writers’ Festival 2013 Dates


2013 marks an important year for UWRF as we get set to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Southeast Asia’s most renowned literary event.

urf international_poetry_slamIn 2013, UWRF comes full circle returning to its original theme Through Darkness to Light/Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang honouring Indonesia’s beloved women’s right pioneer RA. Kartini, Paying homage to Kartini the Festival focuses on women’s stories, women’s rights and education, heroes and visionaries, and embraces writers across all genres including travel writers, songwriters, playwrights, poets, comedians and graphic novelists.

‘To add to the excitement of celebrating our ten years, the Festival welcomes our new International Program Manager – Summa Durie who joins our existing programming team of Kadek Purnami – Community Development Manager, Wayan Juniartha – Indonesian Program Manager and Ida Bagus Putra Wira Adnyana – Program Coordinator. Also joining the UWRF team is Marketing Manager – Madeleine Smith. Both Summa and Madeleine have had immense experience in arts events and will bring an effervescent youthful spirit to our upcoming mammoth 10th Festival’, said Janet DeNeefe – Festival Director/Founder.

In breaking news – the dates of the 2013 UWRF have now changed to 11 – 15 October to avoid a clash with the upcoming APEC meeting, which is being held in Bali early October. Please make sure to update your diaries and calendars now with our new dates.

Whether you have been to every UWRF, have experienced the Festival once or twice, or have ever thought about attending – 2013 is the year to see you at the Festival, as they welcome the world’s most exciting writers, thinkers and artists to Ubud. www.ubudwritersfestval.com

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