Hotel Bali in Ubud by wendysaputra11 at Pixabay
Today I want to focus not on a book review but on a festival dedicated to Writers and Readers (note the pretentious caps) held annually in Ubud, just a stone’s throw away from Bali, Indonesia. Writers looking for another networking link, avid readers who like to be in the company of other avid readers, autograph seekers, and people (not from Indonesia) who have money and time to burn should consider this highly entertaining five-day diversion from routine. Of course, this is a nice event for Indonesian people and gives Indonesian authors a chance to shine. But the event is not one price for all. Forgetting about airfare for a moment, there are lower event prices for Indonesian nationals, students, foreign residents of Indonesia, and other specially designated groups. Google “UBUD” in conjunction with Writers and Readers Festival and you can sign up for a newsletter that may arrive in your inbox fortnightly up to the event.