Immerse Yourself In Words And Ideas: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is back and you’re invited!

Photo: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Photo: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival


Join us for a journey full of remarkable stories and celebrate the return of one of Ubud’s most anticipated events. It’s the 15th edition of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and this year’s theme of “Jagadhita: The World We Create” is sure to inspire.

Meet over 180 speakers, including award-winning writers, journalists, activists, filmmakers and political commentators from all over the globe including Ndaba Mandela, Yenny Wahid, Susi Pudjiastuti, Hanif Kureishi and many more. These visionaries will share ideas, stories, and inspire your curious mind. See the full list of the speakers and more info here.

Come along with us for this cultural and literary event and embark on a journey that will trigger new thoughts about how we can shape the world we want to live in. The program lasts a full five days, from Oct. 24-28, and it all takes place in the lush, green center of the Island of the Gods.

Ubud turns into a magical destination full of insightful conversations and hands-on workshops with your favorite artists. You’ll meet new people who share your love for the literary world and enjoy eye-opening live performances.

If that sounds like your thing, join us for the price of one coffee per month and become a COCO+ Member. We’re giving away Two 4-Day passes for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival for one lucky COCO+ Member.

Becoming a Member grants you unlimited access to juicy, original and award-winning content from Coconuts, with a chance to join more regular and free giveaways like this one.

For all of our beloved COCO+ Members, email us at with the subject line “I want to join the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival”, along with your full name and contact details. We’ll announce the winner on Oct. 22, so keep your eyes peeled for that golden email! If you’re the lucky one, be sure to reply and claim your prize within 24 hours.


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