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Jakarta Post

UWRF to ponder consequences of human actions

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 14 2019   /  02:30 am

Watching eyes: Yogyakarta-based visual artist Samuel Indratma created the artwork for the 16th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) based on his interpretation of karma. (Courtesy of UWRF/Samuel Indratma)More than 100 authors, activists and journalists from 30 countries will gather at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) in Bali from Oct. 23 to 27 to share their stories and ideas on karma.Karma — the theme of this year’s UWRF — is derived from the Balinese Hindus’ spiritual principle of karma phala, where each action has a consequence equal in force, and similar in form.UWRF, one of the most prominent literary events in the world, will feature 180 speakers this year.True to its trademark as a platform for multidisciplinary contemporary dialog, the festival will showcase not just authors but also activists, chefs, fashion designers and performing artists. They will exc...