Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ubud Writers Event Draws 135 writers form 27 countries

We are almost there! 135 writers from 27 countries will converge in the village of Ubud for our 7th Festival. We can’t wait for it to begin. Some vital last minute things to let you in on before the fun begins ...

There is limited transport available to some Special Events and Workshops. Register your intention to use the transport at the Transport Information Desk opposite Indus. Be prepared to use your own, get a driver, hire a car, all the venues are well known so ask around and get a map.

Come to the grand table and indulge in the very best of Balinese food with an intimate three-course dinner presented by Janet De Neefe. Take your seat at the literary dinner of the year and dine with the festival’s hottest stars while De Neefe shares the pinnacles of her food experience from over 20 years in Bali, served with matching wines. Watch the sun set over the ricefields, breathe in the balmy tropics and make friends with the Festivals finest guests. Louis De Bernières, Anne Enright, William Dalrymple, Nam Le, Tabish Khair, Dede Oetomo, Noor Huda Ismail, Suad Amiry, Kris Saknussem, Ali Eteraz, Hande Altayli, Tony Maniaty, Pauline Nguyen and Mark Jensen.
Seats strictly limited !
Honeymoon Guesthouse Jalan Bisma
Rp 3 million | AU $360
Book Club Breakfast- Louis De Bernières
SATURDAY 09:00 - 10:30 | Three Monkeys
The Ubud Book Club presents the first of the annual breakfast events with that darling of reading groups all over the world, Louis de Bernières, as they discuss his latest novel, Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village.
Rp 200,000 : AU$25

Book Club Breakfast- Cate Kennedy
SUNDAY 09:00 - 10:30 | Three Monkeys
Sunday morning blues? Cate Kennedy and the Ubud Book Club have just the thing. One of Australia’s finest short story writers and travel writers, Cate’s recent novel, The World Beneath. gets the book club treatment.
Rp 200,000 : AU$25

Apples Are Not Oranges: The Fine Art of Reviewing- Sian Prior
THURSDAY 09:30 - 12:30
Most culture vultures depend on well-informed critics. So what are the vital ingredients of an engaging, authoritative arts critique? And how do you avoid the trap of comparing apples with oranges? In this practical three-hour workshop learn how to compress facts, context and evaluation into pithy and persuasive reviews

Tolstoys Wife
Saturday, 9 October | 7.30PM | Amandari
Jennifer Claire’s sold out performance in 2009 returns for her final Festival performance her solo show Tolstoy’s Wife. Be transported back to 1850 St Petersburg, as a woman relives her life with one of the world’s most renowned writers. Taken from the diaries of Countess Tolstoy.
Written and performed by Jennifer Claire.
Rp 300,000 : AU$35

Red Lantern Cooking Class Mark Jensen
Friday, 8 October | 10:00 - 13:00 | Mozaic Restaurant
Join chef Mark Jensen from Sydney’s legendary Red Lantern restaurant for an intimate cooking class where you can learn the secrets to his award-winning contemporary Vietnamese recipes. Held in the exclusive surrounds of Mozaic’s private workshop / dining room.
Rp 500,000 : AU$63

Agnihorta: Pray for the Universe
Wednesday, 6 October | 20:00 - on | Second Honeymoon
Spiritualists will perform the ancient ritual of Agnihotra to pray for the universe as well as for the success of the Festival. A beautiful ceremony involving a consecrated fire, beautiful offering and sacred chanting, Agnihotra was initially a Vedic ritual carried out by Hindu followers. Nowadays it has transformed into a non-sectarian ritual for the healing and purification of the universe. All are welcome to attend this free event. Heal the Masses
Wednesday, 6 October | 11:00 - on | Wantilan Ubud
Famed traditional healer Jro Mangku Made Subagia, SH M.Phil., and his senior disciples at Siwa Agung Jagadhita, will hold a mass healing session for local residents as well as international guests. His methods are based on Bali’s esoteric teachings on divine energy, which emphasise the importance of balancing spiritual awareness with physical fitness. Feel free to participate to have yourself checked for physical or spiritual related illnesses. All are welcome to attend this free event.

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