This will evolve into a pictorial diary of my journey and experiences of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016.
I have been extremely fortunate to be the recipient of one of four Bursaries offered to attend and present at the Festival. Am I excited? That would be an understatement!
I am very grateful to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, The Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast International Readers Writers Festival, the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Regional Arts Development Fund Sunshine Coast for this wonderful opportunity. Council. https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Grants-and-Funding/Regional-Arts-Development-Fund
‘Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has become Southeast Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary event.
The mission of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is to create a world class festival that celebrates extraordinary stories and amplifies brave voices; tackles global issues and big ideas.
We are proud of our continuing success in bringing Indonesian and international writers together on a world stage and creating a space for conversation and connection across cultural divides.
The 13th UWRF will be held 26 – 30 October, 2016, celebrating the theme Tvat Tvam Asi or ‘I am you, you are me’. This powerful ideology is crucial to the collective identity of Indonesia – uniting people from incredibly diverse religious, ethnic, cultural and historical backgrounds to share common respect and understanding.
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is the major annual project of the not-for-profit foundation, the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati. It was first conceived of by Janet DeNeefe, co-founder of the Foundation, as a healing project in response to the first Bali bombing.’
LET THE FUN BEGIN !