Women Writers Fest Kolkata
After a tremendous response in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, SheThePeople.TV is bringing the Women Writers’ Fest to Kolkata. The day-long festival puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panelists from across genres.
The fest will provide a forum for women writers from varied fields, be it script writing, blogging, books and more, to come together and discuss issues that are important to modern women.
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 and theatre personality and writer Baisali Chatterjee Dutt.
Join Us On 8th December 2017 at The Saturday Club, Kolkata
Somini Sen Dua
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
Jeena Mitra Banik
Baisali Chatterjee Dutt
Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey
She The People
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”
Discussion 1: 10.30 am to 11.15 am
The politics of writing on Gender issues
Leena Kejriwal, Anurima Roy, Ramanjit Kaur, Amrita Mukherjee and Rita Bhattacharjee.
Moderated by Shuktara Lal
Discussion 2: 11.30 am to 12.15 pm
Kolkata: The City As A Muse
Jael Silliman, Leena Kejriwal, Mandar Mukherjee, Dithi Mukherjee.
Moderated by Rita Bhimani
Discussion 3: 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm
The Art of the Biography
Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey, Ratnottama Sengupta and Anjum Katyal. Moderated by Baisali Chatterjee Dutt
1.15 pm to 2.15 pm: Writing Workshop for Young Adults: How to Tell a Story
Conducted by Richa Wahi
Discussion 4: 2.30 pm to 3.15 pm
Personal Narratives from the Female Gaze: Sexuality, Motherhood, Womanhood
Natasha Badhwar, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu. Sudesna Ghosh.
Moderated by Kiran Manral
Discussion 5: 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm
The Lived Experience: Travel writing and the challenges of recounting the moment
Anjana Basu, Sohini Sen, Amrita Das.
Moderated by Rita Bhattacharjee
Discussion 6: 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Writing on Fashion is serious business
Baisali Chatterjee Dutt, Jeena Mitra Banik, Nikita Agarwal.
Moderated by Somini Sen Dua
5.30 pm: Performance Poetry