Southeast Asia's largest and most renowned cultural and literary event, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF), will return this year for its 12th edition from 28th October to 1st November at Bali's cultural heart, Ubud. This upcoming festival will celebrate the theme"17,000 Islands of Imagination", which was chosen by the Frankfurt Book Fair.
UWRF includes more than 200 events comprising 85 panel discussions, lunches, workshops, night parties, poetry slams, food tours and more, over five days. The festival has elected to present a united front in order to best showcase the rich literature and arts of the country to the world.
The festival will be attended by 160 authors from more than 25 countries which include American literary giant and Pulitzer Prize laureate, Michael Chabon, award-winning British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb, founders of the acclaimed Lonely Planet series Tony and Maureen Wheeler, and celebrated Pakistani author of 'How to get filthy rich in rising Asia', Mohsin Hamid.
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