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Women Writers Fest Delhi is all set for 10th March at Institut Cervantes. The day-long festival puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panelists from across genres. After a tremendous response in various cities last year SheThePeople.TV is bringing the Women Writers Fest to Delhi for its second edition in 2018.

The fest will provide a forum for women writers from varied fields, be it fiction, nonfiction, journalism, blogging and more, to come together and discuss issues that are important to modern women.

In this edition of the SheThePeople Women Writers Fest, Delhi, we have fabulous speakers like Namita Bhandare, Natasha Badhwar, Sunetra Choudhury, Gurmehar Kaur, Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, Devapriya Roy, Arpita Das, and many more discussing a range of diverse topics. From how contemporary romance fiction is redefining itself, to motherhood narratives and parenting, to nonfiction narratives by women about women, to women in publishing, and more, we have a wide cross-section of panel discussions scheduled as well a workshop for aspiring writers

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The diverse range of participants on each panel will make for rich discussions on wellness, sexuality, parenting, gender, feminism, and fashion, and is sure to inspire change.

This festival aims to focus the dialogue around 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

Join Us On March 10th.


  • Kiran Manral
  • Kanchana Banerjee
  • Shuchi Singh Kalra
  • Dr Shelja Sen
  • Anisha Motwani
  • Sonu Bhasin
  • Namita Bhandare
  • Kota Neelima
  • Aekta Kapoor
  • Adite Banerjie
  • Sunetra Choudhury
  • Rituparna Chatterjee
  • Kiranjeet Chaturvedi
  • Aneela Babar
  • Vaishali Mathur
  • Mariellen Ward
  • Nazia Erum
  • Rashmi Menon
  • Saumya Kulshreshtha
  • Devapriya Roy
  • Aditi Mathur Kumar
  • Arpita Das
  • Amee Misra
  • Shaili Chopra
  • Mridula Dwivedi
  • Bhaavna Arora
  • Natasha Badhwar
  • Gurmehar Kaur
  • Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
  • Aneela Zeb Babar
  • Neelima Kota
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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 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”

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Instituto Cervantes is the public institution created by Spain in 1991 for the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and the co-official languages ​​of the country, and for the dissemination of Spanish and Latin American culture. It is present in 87 cities in 44 countries on five continents.

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We have been associated to the Wedding cards and accessories industry for the past 50 years, with wide experience and modern techniques we cater to our clients from across the world

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Manjul’s English-only imprint, Amaryllis, was founded in 2010, and brings to readers the best in writing from across the globe. Our focus is on fiction and non-fiction, mostly by Indian authors, encouraging emerging voices and nurturing established ones. We bring to our readers books of the highest quality, elegantly designed with exceptional production standards.



Discussion 1: 10.00 am to 10.45 am

The changing face of love: Contemporary romantic fiction

Moderated by Kanchana Banerjee

Adite Banerjee, Shuchi Singh Kalra, Vaishali Mathur, Bhaavna Arora, Kiran Manral

Discussion 2: 11.00 am to 11.45 am

The stories we tell, the stories we hear: Non fiction narratives by women

Moderated by Rituparna Chatterjee

Aneela Zeb Babar, Gurmehar Kaur, Sunetra Choudhary, Kota Neelima, Shaili Chopra


Discussion 3: 11.45 am to 12. 30 pm

Women online: Saying it Loud

Moderated by Kiran Manral

Karnika Kohli, Shaili Chopra, Anja Kovacs


Discussion 4: 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

The Business of Books: Is there a Gender Gap in publishing?

Moderated by Jaya Bhattacharji Rose

Arpita Das, Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Shantanu Duttagupta, Rashmi Menon, Aarti David

Workshop on Writing: 1.15 to 2.15

Kiranjeet Chaturvedi Workshop: “Writers in Making”

Discussion 5: 2.30 to 3.15

Topic: Motherhood as the definitive female experience in women’s writing

Moderated by Aekta Kapoor

Natasha Badhwar, Dr Shelja Sen, Nazia Erum, Amee Misra


Discussion 6: 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm

Travel in my veins: Travelogues by women

Moderated by:  Swati Rai

Devapriya Roy, Mariellen Ward, Aditi Mathur Kumar, Mridula Dwivedi


Discussion 7: 4.15 pm to 5 pm

Women at Work: Breaking through the Bro-Narratives

Moderated by Shaili Chopra

Sonu Bhasin, Anisha Motwani, Uppma Virdi, Namita Bhandare

Book Launch: 5.15 to 6.15pm

Book launch :Status Single by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Moderator – Sonal Kalra

Gauri Sawant, Amrita Swaarup, Avani Parekh, Aditee Biswas, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Anchor for the day: Saumya Kulshreshtha

Instituto Cervantes - New Delhi

48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

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