Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – 24th – 28th October 2018


Small Towns, Big Imagination

25th October: 2:30 – 3:30

Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan

Is there something universal about small towns and rural life? A lack of anonymity, a close community? Does it allow writers to go places that cities don’t? We’ve gathered writers from Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Portugal to discuss the insights and inspiration that come from writing beyond city limits. With Rosemarie Milsom, Jose Luis Peixoto, Joshua Pomare, Jessie Cole and Darmawati Majid.

The Big Read: Journeys

26th October: 1.00 – 2.15

Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan

It’s one of life’s pleasures: having someone read to you. Let your imagination wander with some of UWRF’s finest storytellers as they share tales of adventure, stories of discovery and journeys of the heart. Grab a tasty bite from our food stalls, put your feet up, and let our scribes take care of the rest. With Agustinus Wibowo, Will Buckingham, Jose Luis Peixoto, Carlo Pizzati, Jessie Cole, Jay Griffiths and Geoff Dyer.

Intimate Instincts

27th October: 10.15 – 11.30
Indus. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan
Sometimes the smallest details tell us the most. In their moving and memorable books, these writers draw on intimate interactions of ordinary families in extraordinary circumstances. They share the craft of writing that is based in truth, the necessity of going to dark places, and the magic of the cracks where the light gets in. With Rosemarie Milsom, Julia Prendergast, Jessie Cole and Gabriela Ybarra

Ubud Writers’ & Readers’ Festival 2013

Jessie will be appearing at the Ubud Writers’ & Readers’ Festival in 2013, 11th – 15th October.

This October, the Festival will welcome more than 170 brilliant writers, performers, artists, musicians and visionaries to the magical setting of Ubud, to speak across all forms of storytelling – from travel writing to songwriting, plays, poetry, comedy and graphic novels.

Jessie is appearing In

  • It’s All Part of the Process

Process is a very personal thing. What do you do when your words don’t fall out of your head & onto the page? Hear from four writers on their writing process & what works for them.

  • You’re a Character

Is it you, is it me, is it them… & whose story is it anyway? From fact or fiction, characterisation isn’t always easy. Take a look at how these writers approach character development.

  • Sex in Words

50 Shades, blah, blah, blah… women writing on sex isn’t new, but how is it changing? When it comes to the intimate, are women better sex writers than men?

Check the Ubud Festival website for details:

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