SheThePeople.TV is bringing the Women Writers Fest to Mumbai. In partnership with Goethe Institut, empowered by Colors TV the focus is on new form writing.

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The Women Writers’ Festival Mumbai 2017 will reflect on women’s writing across genres – with special spotlight on long form, short form, publishing, script writing and much more. It will bring together both fiction and non fiction writers, and celebrate women’s writing.

March 17th, Friday

2pm

Orange is not the only fruit: How the discourse around gender and sexuality is changing in our writing

Laxmi Tripathi

Kankana Basu

Harrish Iyer

Vinta Nanda

Deborah Grey

Moderator: Harini Calamur

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3pm

Can Fashion and feminism be linked?

Amena Azeez

Shalini Mehta

Preeta Sukhtankar

Moderator: Anjali Kirpalani

Women Writers Fest Mumbai

4 pm

A Room of Her Own: Financial independence and why every woman needs to work towards it

Abha Bakaya

Meghna Pant

Aastha Atray Banan

Moderator: Naomi Datta

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5pm

Bossy pants: Women bosses and the boxes they must break

Devita Saraf

Sudha Menon

Tista Sen

Amrita Chowdhury

Moderator: Meghna Pant

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5.45 to 6.15

Poetry reading: Daughters of Eve: The Female influence in writing poetry

Punam Chadha Joseph

Harnidh Kaur

Moderator: Tahani Aziz

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March 18th, Saturday

11 am

Eat, Pray, Love: Why Women must put themselves first.

Dr Aparna Santhanam

Tanuja Sodhi

Seema Hingorrany

Neelam Kumar.

Moderator: Tara Khandelwal

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12 pm

Fear of Flying: Acknowledging the sexual being within

Sanjana Chowhan

Sonali Kokra

Tanveer Bookvala

Sapna Moti Bhavnani

Moderator: Kiran Manral

(Lunch break)

2 pm

Women in food: Farm to Fork Movement

Gauri Devidayal

Rushina Mushaw Ghildiyal

Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi

Saee Koranne Khandekar

Moderator: Mini Ribeiro

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3pm

Sex and the City: How has social media redefined the way we approach relationships.

Shoma Narayanan

Nidhie Sharma

Amrita Chowdhury

Karishma Attari

Gayatri Jayaraman

Moderator: Anjali Kirpalani

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4 pm

Are funny women only meant to talk feminism?

Tracy D Souza

Supriya Joshi

Shruti Seth

Moderator: Shaili Chopra

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5 pm

Guilt in the age of hyper-parenting

Gopika Kapoor

Lina Ashar

Karla Bookman

Divya Dutta

Moderator: Mansi Zaveri

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5.45 pm

A conversation with debutante author Zuni Chopra on her book The House That Spoke

Workshops

·         Neil D’Silva and Sonia Rao Writing and Publishing Workshop. March 17th 1 pm.

·         Books on Toast present Stories on Toast  Open Mic 1 pm to 2 pm,  March 18th

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. Founder Shaili Chopra says, “We need to celebrate writing across genres, way beyond literature. We have women ahead in screen writing, 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”