After the fabulous response received at all its editions in 2017, SheThePeople.TV is all set to host the Second edition of the Women Writers’ Festival in New Delhi on March 10, 2018. This festival will be held at Instituto Cervantes Nueva, Connaught Place, Delhi.
Putting the spotlight on women writers, The Women Writers’ Festival 2018 will encompass both fiction and nonfiction writing, from parenting, women at work, women in politics, nonfiction narratives, and popular fiction with romance, business writing, publishing, gender issues, travel writing and more. The carefully curated panels will offer insights into issues that concern us all, like motherhood, the bro narratives that dominate work culture, how romance novels are changing as are their protagonists, life experiences from women who travel, female narratives on gender, militancy, religion, and more.
The speakers at this edition include Sheila Dixit, Aneela Zeb Babbar, Gurmehar Kaur, Sunetra Choudhary, Shaili Chopra, Kanchana Banerjee, Adite Banerjie, Shuchi Singh Kalra, Vaishali Mathur, Bhaavna Arora, Kiran Manral, Rituparna Chatterjee, Kota Neelima, Aekta Kapoor, Natasha Badhwar, Dr Shelja Sen, Nazia Erum, Amee Misra, Swati Rai, Devapriya Roy, Mariellen Ward, Aditi Mathur Kumar, Mridula Dwivedi, Sonu Bhasin, Namita Bhandare, Anisha Motwani, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Saumya Kulshreshtha, Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, Arpita Das, Rashmi Menon, Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Aarti David and many more discussing a range of diverse topics.
This edition also has a workshop for aspiring writers conducted by Kiranjeet Chaturvedi that is open to all. The festival will also see the launch of Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s latest book, Status Single.
The SheThePeople.TV Women Writers' Fest was held across Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata last year to a rousing response. This edition of the festival is curated by Founder Shaili Chopra and Ideas Editor Kiran Manral.
Founder Shaili Chopra says, “We need to celebrate writing across genres, way beyond literature. We have women ahead in screenwriting, short stories, business and entrepreneurship, fiction, environment, some fantastic columnists and more. As part our effort to do more with writers across India, this is a first of a kind festival that promises to ignite rising minds.” Says co-curator and Ideas Editor, SheThePeople.tv, Kiran Manral, "The festival aims at not just discussing issues relevant to women which often get put on the backburner at other platforms, but also to create a nurturing, symbiotic, democratic space, where women writers and readers can interact and bond over conversations and informal interactions."
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