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.

Kolkata Women Writers Fest Schedule

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.

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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 and theatre personality and writer Baisali Chatterjee Dutt.

Join Us On 8th December 2017 at The Saturday Club, Kolkata


  • Shuktara Lal
  • Anurima Roy
  • Rita Bhimani
  • Somini Sen Dua
  • Sudeshna Ghosh
  • Anjana Basu
  • Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
  • Shoma Chatterji
  • Anjum Katyal
  • Jael Silliman
  • Jeena Mitra Banik
  • Kiran Manral
  • Mandar Mukherjee
  • Baisali Chatterjee Dutt
  • Natasha Badhwar
  • Leena Kejriwal
  • Ramanjit Kaur
  • Sohini Sen
  • Amrita Das
  • Dithi Mukherjee
  • Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey
  • Rita Bhattacharjee
  • Agnimitra Paul
  • Ratnottama Sengupta
  • Amrita Mukherjee
  • Nikita Agarwal
  • Richa Wahi
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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”



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

Poetry Paradigm

The Saturday Club

The Saturday Club, 7 Wood Street, Near Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

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