Women Writers Fest Bangalore

September 1 | 10AM
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Women Writers Fest, by SheThePeople.TV is a day-long festival that puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panelists from across genres. Throughout the festival, you’ll be celebrating female creativity and artistic achievements while discovering some of the best contemporary women authors around in India.

Learn about getting published, marketing your book, the community building, feminist writing, fiction and non-fiction narratives, and more. There is also a workshop on storytelling.

Authors joining in for this fab festival are Shinie Antony, Jahnavi Barua, Shaili Chopra, Kiran Manral, Shvetha Jaishankar, Nandita Bose, Keerti Ramachandran, Milan Vohra, Archana Doshi, Monika Manchanda, Shrabonti Bagchi, Ruth D'souza Prabhu and many more. These authors will share their journey & experience in the publishing world.

What all can be expected at the event -

Authors spotlight: Anuja Chauhan, Shvetha Jaishankar

The Book Clubs and Reading Culture of Bangalore

Pioneering Indian chick lit

Book launch of Feminist Rani

How to get published

Female Protagonist in Children Books

For young authors, they have a writing workshop on The Art of Storytelling By Aparna Athreya who is a storyteller, story coach, trainer, educator and entrepreneur. She has worked extensively in the development and training in education and business.


Session 1 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Chronicling strong women: Gender and narrative
Moderator: Sandhya Menon
Speakers: Shrabonti Bagchi, Shaili Chopra & Varsha Adusumilli

Session 2 – Timing: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Topic: The Book Clubs and Reading Culture of Bangalore
Moderator: Sowmya Rajaram
Speakers: Milan Vohra, Monika Manchanda & Marianne Furtado De Nazareth

Session 3 - Timing: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Short stories: The Challenges of Capturing Brevity
Moderator: Keerti Ramachandra
Speakers: Jahnavi Barua, Shinie Antony, Monideepa Sahu & Madhavi Mahadevan
Fireside 1

Timing 12:30 PM to 01:15 pm
Pioneering Indian chick lit
Anuja Chauhan in conversation with Shaili Chopra
Lunch Break: 01:30 PM to 02:00 PM

Session 4 - Timing: 02:00 PM to 02:45 PM
Topic: Capturing flavours with food writing
Moderator: Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
Speakers: Nandita Iyer, Shvetha Jaishankar & Archana Doshi

Session 5 - Timing: 02:45 PM to 03:30 PM
Topic: Off the shelf: Do women authors have to shout louder to be noticed?
Moderator: Amruta Dongray
Speakers: Nandita Bose, Tarangini Sriraman, Kavitha Rao & Kiran Manral

Session 6 – Workshop
03:30 PM to 04:15 PM
The Art of Storytelling
Aparna Athreya

Session 7 - Timing: 04:15 PM to 05:00 PM
Topic: Do we need more strong female protagonists in children’s books?
Moderator: Sunayana Roy
Speakers: Aparna Athreya, Aparna Raman, Shalini Srinivasan, Archit Taneja & Poile Sengupta

Book launch: 05:00 PM to 05:45 PM
The Book launch of Feminist Rani By IPS D Roopa
Shaili Chopra in conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash
Closing note: 05:45 PM


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