Bali is an alluring tourist attraction that tops the popularity charts for holidaymakers seeking a perfect island holiday. Moreover, the many extravagant literary festivals celebrated here also set travellers on a mad scramble to book tickets aboard flights arriving in Indonesia.

Billed as global tourism’s Next Big Thing, Bali is a beautiful holiday destination of Indonesia that teems with incredible tourist delights. The island proudly prides itself with knock out beaches, appealing temples, wonderful museums, sinfully addictive shopping and tempting cuisines -enough excuses to make air tickets to Bali sell like hot cakes! Even the year round celebration of extravagant festivals and events is something that catches the fancy of most holidaymakers. One such event of the island is Ubud Writers & Readers Festival celebrated in Ubud, Bali’s cultural and artistic heartland.

To be held from 1st – 5th October, 2014, this gala event will see leading thinkers, artists, writers and performers from several parts of the globe come together to celebrate knowledge, arts, wisdom, education and science. Below is a detailed description of the literary festival giving all the required details to keen readers and writers planning to net air tickets on flights to Bali to partake in this extravagant carnival.


This year the festival will be celebrating its 11th edition which will be initiated on a unique theme, ‘Wisdom & Knowledge’. The 5 day long carnival will feature innovative programs of arts and music, workshops, panel discussions, book launches, literary lunches and dinners and much more. Moreover, the event continuously aims to bring Indonesian and international writers together on a world stage and further expand the readership of contemporary literature across different genres and cultural divides. This is surely one such event of Bali which is sure to leave merrymakers gloating over their decision to disembark Indonesia flights and partake in the festival.


In comparison to the last year’s celebration, this year UWRF is expected to get much bigger and wider by hosting a myriad of programs to keep the visitors entertained for long. There will be debates, story narrations, seminars, panel discussions, book releases and much more by different world renowned writer and artists. All these programs are expected to be attended by scores of keen readers and literature enthusiasts taking flights tickets to Bali in order to plunge into their favourite work. However, the visitors may browse the official website of the festival i.e. after 1st August 2014 to have a complete list of the programs taking place.


The long list of venues which will be hosting different events includes popular places from all parts of the region. Some of the prominent names which have successfully made it to the list include Blanco Renaissance Museum, Four Seasons, 3 Monkeys, Bar Luna, Box Office, Jazz Café, Puri Ubud, Yellow Coco and many more.


During this five day long carnival, the UWRF will be inviting over 150 writers, musicians, thinkers and artists from over 30 countries in the world. The world renowned performers who are sure to showcase the best of their work and creativity in front of guests include Amitav Ghosh, Kate Holden, Tash Aw, Time Cope, Fiona McFarlane, Goenawan Mohamad, Eimear McBride, etc.

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