Women Writers Fest Mumbai 2019

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The SheThePeople.TV Women Writers’ Fest comes back to Mumbai for its 2019 edition. The day-long festival puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panelists from across genres.

The theme for the fest this year is “Reimagining Women’s Stories.”

Power packed sessions | 16th March at Title Waves Bandra |Register Now

The fest will provide a forum for women writers and a few men, from varied fields, be it script writing, blogging, books, theatre and more, to come together and discuss issues that are important to modern women. This festival aims to focus the dialogue around women writers who are breaking new ground in content, style, and storytelling. In this edition of the SheThePeople Women Writers Fest, we will have fabulous speakers &  accomplished writers and creators discussing a range of diverse topics.

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The diverse range of participants on each panel will make for rich discussions on the flip side of glamour, men writing women, women in our advertising, the debut novel, a BooksOnToast special, and is sure to inspire imagination, conversation and ultimately, change. Confirmed speakers so far include Preeti Shenoy, Shinie Antony, Manjima Bhattacharya, Nidhi Chapekar, Amrita Mahale, Tashan Mehta, Shubhangi Swarup, Sushmita Mukherjee, Karishma Upadhyay, Jane Borges, Neil D’Silva, Utkarsh Patel, Rickie Khosla, Preeti Vyas Gianetti, Shirin Johari, Babita Baruah, Sharin Bhatti, Anuya Jakatdar, Shaili Chopra and Kiran Manral amongst others.

The Women Writers’ Fest is organized by SheThePeople.TV and curated by Founder Shaili Chopra, Ideas Editor Kiran Manral


On 16th March at Title Waves, Bandra 


  • Kiran Manral
  • Shaili Chopra
  • Utkarsh Patel
  • Neil D'Silva
  • Rickie Khosla
  • Preeti Vyas Gianetti
  • Preeti Shenoy
  • Shinie Antony
  • Amrita Mahale
  • Tashan Mehta
  • Shubhangi Swarup
  • Sushmita Mukherjee
  • Nidhi Chapekar
  • Karishma Upadhyay
  • Babita Baruah
  • Manjima Bhattacharjya
  • Jane Borges
  • Sharin Bhatti
  • Anuya Jakatdar
  • Yamini Dand Shah
  • Babita Baruah
  • Shirin Johari
  • Ashwani Kumar
  • Anuradha Parikh
  • Anjali Purohit
  • Meghna Pant
  • Sudha Menon
  • Dolly Thakore
  • Ira Dubey
  • Shareen Mantri
  • Annie Zaidi
  • Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
  • Dr A.L. Sharada
  • Jyoti Kapoor
  • Poorva Naresh
  • Urooj Ashfaq
  • Sumukhi Suresh
  • Supriya Joshi
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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”

Women Writers Fest in Mumbai on 16th March 2019


We have a power packed day with some award winning authors and writers.

March 2019



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Panel 1: Timing: 10.15 am to 11.00 am

Topic: Behind the Glamour, Moderator: Karishma Upadhyay

Speakers: Manjima Bhattacharjya, Shaili Chopra, Sushmita Mukherjee & Nidhi Chapekar

Panel 2: Timing: 11.00 am to 11.45 am

Topic: Men writing Women’s storiesc, Moderator: Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Speakers: Utkarsh Patel, Neil D’Silva & Rickie Khosla

Panel 3: Timing: 11.45 am to 12.30 pm

Topic: Post the debut book, Moderator: Kiran Manral

Speakers: Tashan Mehta, Amrita Mahale, Shubhangi Swarup & Jane Borges

Panel 4: 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

Topic: Feisty Women, Feisty Stories, Moderator: Sudha Menon

Panelists: Dolly Thakore, Ira Dubey & Shareen Mantri Kedia

Lunch break: 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm

Panel 5: Timing: 1.45 pm to 2.30 pm

Topic: The woman in Indian advertising, Moderator: Yamini Dand Shah

Speakers: Preeti Vyas Giannetti, Shirin Johari & Babita Baruah

Panel 6: Timing: 2.30 pm to 3.15 pm

Writing about Everyday

Preeti Shenoy in Conversation with Shinie Antony about the women in her writing.

Panel 7: Timing: 3.15 to 3.30 pm

Poetic readings by Shinie Antony

Panel 8: Timing: 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm

Topic: Reading in Translation: Indian Novels Collective, Moderator: Ashwani Kumar

Speakers: Anuradha Parikh, Anjali Purohit & Annie Zaidi

Panel 9: Timing: 4.15 pm to 5.00 pm

Topic: Why This Story? The Choices We Make In Storytelling: Curated by Population First, Moderator: Dr A L Sharada

Speakers: Jyoti Kapoor & Poorva Naresh

Panel 10: Timing: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

“Get Published” Workshop by Meghna Pant

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