Travel: Alila Ubud and Ubud Readers and Writers Festival

THE WRITE CALL. Get a chance to see international authors up close and personal this October at Alila Ubud (Desa Melinggih Kelod, Bali; +62 361 975 963;

Participating in the tenth annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival from October 11 to 15, Alila Ubud will host a number of the festival’s events on the serene premise, high above the Ayung River valley in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan. Guest speakers confirmed to attend this year’s event include Sebastian Faulks (bestselling UK author of “Birdsong”), Lionel Shriver (“We Need to Talk about Kevin”), Tony Wheeler (co-founder of “Lonely Planet”), among many others.