Women Writers’ Fest Bangalore 2018

Event coverage

1st September 2018 | 10:00 am

Fandom At Gilly’s Redefined
1st floor of Gillys redefined,# 413, 100 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala


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

This is a day-long festival that puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panellists from across genres. Women Writers Festival in Bangalore will witness a host of illustrious names from the writer fraternity who have carved a strong niche for themselves through their published and contribution to the world of fiction and non-fiction writing: Shinie Antony, Jahnavi Barua, Shaili Chopra, Kiran Manral, Shvetha Jaishankar, Nandita Bose, Keerti Ramchandran, Milan Vohra, Archana Doshi, Monika Manchanda, Shrabonti Bagchi, Ruth D’souza Prabhu and more.

The Bangalore edition will focus on gender in the digital age, women, and education, women writing humour, gender, and the city, along with useful workshops such as how to get published and the art of storytelling. This festival aims to focus the dialogue on women writers who are breaking new ground in content, style, and storytelling. The Women Writers’ Fest is organized by SheThePeople.TV and curated by Founder Shaili Chopra, Ideas Editor Kiran Manral and Shonali Advani.


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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”



  • Aparna Raman
  • Archana
  • Jahnavi Barua
  • Madhavi Mahadevan
  • Monideepa Sahu
  • Nandita Bose
  • Nandita Iyer
  • Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
  • Shinie Antony
  • Sunayana Roy
  • Tarangini Sriraman
  • Varsha Adusumilli


Opening note: 10 am

Session 1- 10:15 AM to 11 AM

Topic: Chronicling strong women: Gender and narrative

Moderator: Sandhya Menon

Speakers: Shrabonti Bagchi

Shaili Chopra

Varsha Adusumilli

Priya Ramani

Session 2 – Timing: 11 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

Jayapriya Vasudevan

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 to 1.15 pm

Pioneering Indian chick lit

Anuja Chauhan in conversation with Shaili Chopra

Lunch Break: 1.30  pm to 2pm

Session  4 Timing: 2 pm to 2.45 pm

Topic: Capturing flavours with food writing

Moderator: Ruth Dsouza Prabhu


Nandita Iyer

Shvetha Jaishankar

Archana Doshi

Session 5 Timing: 2.45 pm to 3.30 pm

Topic: Off the shelf: Do women authors have to shout louder to be noticed

Moderator: Amruta Dongray


Nandita Bose

Tarangini Sriraman

Kavitha Rao

Kiran Manral

Session 6 – Workshop

3.30 pm to 4.15 pm

The Art of Storytelling

Aparna Athreya

Session 7 Timing: 4.15 pm to 5 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: 5 to 5.45pm

Launch of Feminist Rani by IPS D Roopa

Shaili Chopra in conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash

Closing note: 5.45 pm


Fandom At Gilly's Redefined 1st floor of Gillys redefined,# 413, 100 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala Bangalore

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