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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ubud Writer and Readers Festival 2011

Annual event which has been very attractive in Bali since 2004, named Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is about to be held again in this year,  during 05 – 09 October 2011. The one of the most prominent literary festivals in the world has various writers across the archipelago ; Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara. 15 writers has been chosen to appear at this world class literary festival.

The writers are Alan Malingi from West Nusa Tenggara, Arafat Nur from Aceh, Aulia Nurul Adzkia from Ciamis, Budy Utamy from Riau, Fitri Yani from Bandar Lampung, Ida Ahdiah from Tangerang, Irianto Ibrahim from Kendari, Pinto Anugrah and Ragdi F Daye from Padang, Rida Fitria from Lumajang, Sandy Firly from Banjarmasin, Sanie B Kuncoro from Solo, Saut Poltak Tambunan from Jakarta, Satmoko Budi Santoso from Yogyakarta, and Wahyudin from Banten.

The writers were chosen during the 2011 UWRF Board of Curators meeting in Sanur in May. The curators involved in the selections were senior writers Kurnia Effendi from Jakarta, Dorothea Rosa Herliany from Magelang, Iyut Fitra from Payakumbuh and Made Adnyana Ole from Bali.

“The [15] chosen writers are a reflection [of Indonesia] being an archipelago because they come from various areas and cultural backgrounds. Their works of art are also in various forms: some write poems while others write novels, essays, short stories and drama scripts,” Kurnia Effendi said as quoted from
This year the theme of the festival will be “Nandurin Karang Awak”, literally meaning cultivate the land within, based on the work of the late Balinese poet Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen.
For you who is interested to participate may contact the committee through or dial 0361 7808932 for more details (

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