Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017: Where The New Voices Emerge

All authors, artists, thinkers, and performers from Indonesia to Iran, Canada to South Korea, and dozens of countries in between, celebrated the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival ( UWRF) from 25–29 October 2017.


The highlight of this year UWRF 2017 was the ongoing commitment to improve the lives of young Indonesians through literature and the arts through its Emerging Voices program. Emerging Voices program was a free, four-day event celebrating young writers, filmmakers and artists from across the archipelago.

Held at the Joglo at Taman Baca, the heart of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, and conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, each day the Emerging Voices programs focused on a specific genre of the arts – Write, Draw, Capture and Perform.

“Supporting young Indonesians to pursue a career in literature and the arts, and to take pride in Indonesian arts and culture, has been at the heart of the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati for over 14 years,” said Founder & Director, Janet DeNeefe.

Malaria House were thrilled to see these emerging young Indonesian talents and Malaria House is committed to share their talents to the whole world.


Photos by Stanny Angga, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017 Facebook Page.


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