Thinking Big at bridges

with Toni Wheeler, Sanam Maher, and Reza Aslan
A special event of Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Saturday, 26 October 2019

6:30-9:30 PM

IDR 1,000K per person, including three course menu with optional paired wines

The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival has gathered three of the Festival’s finest writers and thinkers—Tony Wheeler, Sanam Maher, and Reza Aslan—for a very special evening of storytelling.

Not only will you get to enjoy an exciting encounter with the spellbinding writers—expertly moderated by Gill Westaway—but also a delectable three-course meal with optional paired wines and Tajmpuhan Bridge and Wos River as the backdrop. If you are into great storytelling, delicious food, and fine wines, you will not want to miss this special evening!

Reserve early, space is limited. Please note that solo guests will be seated together.

This special event is organized in collaboration with the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Click here for more information on how to book your ticket. Alternatively, you can also buy your ticket directly at bridges.



Country: Australia
An Asia ‘hippie trail’ trek led to the creation of Lonely Planet and The New York Times describing Tony as ‘the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travelers’. Since Lonely Planet there’s been Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre, the Planet Wheeler Foundation’s developing world projects, and lots of travel.


Country: Pakistan
Sanam Maher is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. For more than a decade, she has covered stories on Pakistan’s art and culture, business, politics, religious minorities and women. A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch is her first book.


Country: USA/Iran
Reza Aslan is an internationally-renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer and scholar of religions. His books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, and God: A Human History, have been translated into dozens of languages.


Country: Australia/UK
Gill Westaway lives on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, and runs a small guesthouse. In her former incarnation working for the British Council, she collaborated closely with writers and artists managing and chairing literary events. She currently works with Indonesian publishers, editing and translating literary works from Indonesian into English.