Ubud Writers & Readers Festival was first organized in 2004, is now known as one of the largest literary festival in Southeast Asia. The mission of UWRF is realizing an international festival that celebrates thoughts, ideas, as well as global isues. UWRF is a major annual project of the nonprofit foundation Mudra Swari Saraswati founded by co-founder, Janet DeNeefe as a form of recovery after the first Bali bombing tragedy.
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) for the 13th time will be the arena celebration of great ideas and wonderful stories. The largest literary festival in Southeast Asia is ensuring the presence of more than 160 writers, artists, journalists, musicians, lawyers, and activists to gather in the heart of the arts and culture of the island of Bali, Ubud, together lovers of literature and other art enthusiasts from around the world that you can visit using Bali Tours which offer selected budget Bali tour packages.
As announced in January, a Hindu philosophy from the 6th century, Tat tvam Asi, which means 'I am you, you are me', the main theme of this year UWRF. Indonesian nation consists of various ethnic, religious, cultural, and long history, making it a pluralistic nation with diverse backgrounds but still one. 'I am you, you are me' is also defined as 'we are one' and it covers the philosophy of UWRF during this time, where debates unanswered regarding human rights, the value of a difference, and the energies that make up life , environment, and identity of a nation will be raised. One of the big headline about Tat tvam Asi that will be discussed at UWRF is about limiting within a nation.