I'm getting excited about this:
The international Ubud Writers & Readers Festival promises to charm you once again, with four days of inspiring discussions, creative workshops, literary lunches, book launches, free children’s workshops and special events in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.Books AND Bali? As if I need much prompting!
The festival was set up as a healing and economic development project after the Bali bombings in 2002. This year it runs from 30th September - 3rd October (workshops begin on 28th September) and the theme is Desa - Kala - Patra (Place - Time - Identity).
An impressive list of writers has been lined up including Anita Desai, Madhur Jaffrey, William Dalrymple, Su Tong, Ziauddin Sardar, Dionne Brand and Suketu Mehta.
Go check out the website for more details and news of an early bird discount.