SheThePeople announces the Women Writers’ Festival 2018 in Bengaluru

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New Delhi: After the fabulous response received at all its editions in 2017, SheThePeople.TV announces the second edition of the Women Writers’ Festival 2018 in Bengaluru, following Mumbai and Delhi editions held earlier in February and March 2018.

The Bengaluru edition will be held at Fandom At Gilly’s Redefined in Koramangala on September 1, 2018. Tickets can be bought at Insider.in.

Writing has been a form of self-expression throughout history and women today are not afraid to pen down their story, create new ones, or share their intellect through their books, blogs or publications. Putting the spotlight on women writers, The Women Writers’ Festival 2018 will encompass both fiction and nonfiction writing including short stories, gender narratives, food writing, children’s fiction, and the ever-growing community of offline and online book clubs in Bengaluru.

The carefully curated panel discussion brings together such fierce and firebrand names from the fraternity to offer insights on issues concerning us all. This year the festival will delve deep into topics such as need for more strong female protagonists in children’s fiction, challenges of capturing brevity with short story fiction, chronicling strong women- the case of gender and narratives, challenges for women authors in the world of publishing, a workshop on the art of storytelling, capturing flavours with food writing and more.

In this edition of the SheThePeople Women Writers Fest, we have fabulous speakers such as Shinie Antony, Jahnavi Barua, Madhavi Mahadevan, Monideepa Sahu, Ruth D’souza Prabhu, Kiran Manral, Shaili Chopra, Nandita Bose, Amruta Dongray, Sunayana Roy, Aparna Raman, Tarangini Sriraman, Milan Vohra, Keerti Ramachandra, Aparna Athreya, Shalini Srinivasan, and many more discussing a range of diverse topics.

In addition, we have Anuja Chauhan, author of best-selling rom-com novels, in a fireside chat with Shaili Chopra.

The SheThePeople.TV Women Writers Festival was held across Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Kolkata last year. This edition of the festival is curated by

Founder Shaili Chopra, Ideas Editor Kiran Manral, and independent consultant Shonali Advani.

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.”

SheThePeople.TV is India’s biggest storytelling platform for women and inspires new dialogue, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and reinforces the ability of women to contribute to growth.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

· Fireside chat with Anuja Chauhan in conversation with Shaili Chopra

· Workshop on The Art of Storytelling with Aparna Athreya

· Special session on children’s fiction writing

· Panel discussion on food writing with eminent food bloggers

· Insights on short story writing by the best of short story fiction writers