Agustinus Wibowo in Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016


This is my schedule for this year’s awaited literary festival, UWRF 2016. I have got quite a busy schedule, but I am really excited to see you all there. And I really love this year’s theme: “I am you, you are me“.


Live Music & Arts: Pecha Kucha

26 Oct 2016 20:30 – 22:00
/ IDR 75,000
Betelnut . Jl. Raya Ubud (Google Maps)

Ignite your ideas with a fast and furious Pecha Kucha night at Betelnut. Brave Festival artists step out on stage to share what they’re passionate about in the 20×20 format: 20 images, 20 seconds each.

Tickets available at the door.

Featuring: Agustinus Wibowo, Emmanuela Shinta, Madelaine Dickie, Mayank Austen Soofi, Melizarani T Selva, Yassmin Abdel-Magiied

Book Launch: Zero: When Journey Takes You Home

27 Oct 201616:30 – 18:00
/ Free
Rondji Restaurant. Jl. Raya Campuhan (Google Maps)

After 10 years, the traveller returns home and comes face-to-face with one reality he has always feared: his mother is on the brink death. He recounts his journey, page after page, to his dying mother who has barely ever left their little village in Java. He talks about the illusory homeland of China, the holy Tibet, the spiritual Nepal, the dramatic India, the struggling Pakistan, the surviving Afghanistan. He, too, begins to recount his silenced life journey. A heart-wrenching tale of love and survival.

Moderator: Ni Putu Rastiti


28 Oct 2016 09:00 – 10:15
/ 4 Day Pass or 1 Day Pass
Neka Museum. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

Shorelines, state lines, party lines and cultural chasms – the forces that divide us can sometimes feel stronger than those that unite us. In a time of mass migration and mass communication, how can and should we think about borders?

Featuring: Drew Ambrose, Voranai Vanijaka, Agustinus Wibowo, Çiler İlhan

Workshop: Visual Storytelling


30 Oct 201608:30 – 11:30
International IDR 650,000 | Indonesian IDR 250,000 | Resident Visa IDR 450,000
Taksu Spa & Restaurant. Jl. Goutama Selatan (Google Maps)

Learn how to tell your story through the lens. Join acclaimed photographer and travel writer Agustinus Wibowo as he guides you through this workshop on creating a photographic essay, including how to frame, compose, and discover the narratives through your camera.


Special Event: Look Who’s Coming to Lunch

30 Oct 201612:00 – 15:00
IDR 2,000,000
Locavore. Jl. Dewisita No.10 (Google Maps)

Nab your reservation to Ubud’s highly-lauded, hot-ticket restaurant, Locavore. An intimate lunch, with an unforgettable degustation, this is an imagination-meets-fine-dining mash-up, where foodie dreams collide with the fine minds of our Festival favourites.

Ticket Price includes: Five-course lunch + three amuses + drink
Featuring: Suki Kim, Louise Doughty, David Dyer, Agustinus Wibowo, Elizabeth Pisani, Jeet Thayil


30 Oct 2016 16:00 – 17:00
/ 4 Day Pass or 1 Day Pass
Neka Museum. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

The promise of the open road and the far horizon… global nomad or armchair adventurer, we all know the call of distant lands. Hop on board as these travel writers take you behind the scenes of their journeys through Africa, Asia and beyond.

Featuring: Tom Owen Edmunds, Richard Loseby, Heather Ellis, Agustinus Wibowo, Jamie James

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

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