Since its foundation in 2004, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has evolved into Indonesia’s leading platform for showcasing its writers, artists and diverse Indigenous cultures. Under the direction of Janet DeNeefe, UWRF has also grown into one of the world’s most celebrated literary events – an annual pilgrimage for lovers of literature and conversation.

Writing WA’s relationship with Janet DeNeefe and UWRF now spans more than a decade. During this period Writing WA has sponsored more than 30 WA writers and illustrators to travel to Bali to participate in this prestigious festival.

More recently Writing WA joined hands with our friends at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to bring an authentic experience of the Festival to Perth. In an exclusive partnership between our two organisations, the inaugural Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Perth was presented October 2021.

We are delighted that the festival is returning again in 2022.  Join us at The Rechabite Hall in Northbridge for three days of literature, food, film and great conversations.


UWRF Perth 2022 is enabled with investment from the Federal Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and from Lotterywest.


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