Women Writers Fest Pune 2018

Our flagship event, The Women Writers Fest is coming to Pune! SheThePeople in partnership with Kala Kollective is hosting a day long festival filled with interesting panel discussions and workshops on the 8th September 2018.

Date & Time: 8th September | 10:00 am onwards

Location: Kala Kollective, Rajshree Vintage, near Patidar Bhavan, Ekbote Colony, off Shankersheth Road, Pune 411042. 

The Women Writers’ Festival 2018 is a celebration of women authors, with discussions focused on issues and themes concerning women. The festival puts the spotlight on gender issues, feminism, creativity and the narratives that women create in order to re-define and reclaim their space in our cultural biosphere.

The Pune edition of the Women Writer’s Fest, curated by author Sudha Menon, Shaili Chopra and Kiran Manral will focus on creative writing, gender in the digital age, how to engage on social media and more. Prominent authors and writers such as Sowmya Rajendran, Leena Sohoni, Uma Kulkarni, Sudha Menon,Tanushree Podder, Sucharita Dutta Asane, Swati Shome, Pervin Saket, Archana Pai Kulkarni, Lalitha Suhasini, Anjali Shetty, Yamini PB, Swati Raje and Vibhavari Deshpande will participate in panel discussions.

Women writers festival Pune 2018 : The power-packed discussions will encompass conversations on regional language literature, women writing noir, love, and lust in literature, indie bookstores as cultural hubs

The event will also see women from other creative spaces including , RJ Shubhra, RJ Sho Sho Shonali, RJ Smita & RJ Tia, stand-up artists Aayushi Jagad, Sweta Mantrii, Niki Ray and story tellers Kakoli Bagchi and Seema Gaurav take the stage. A session on the role of indie bookstores and their transformation into cultural hubs will feature Pagdandi bookstore’s Neha& Vishal Pipariya and Akshardhara’s Ramesh & Rasika Rathavdekar talking about their initiatives.

Date & Time: 8th September | 10:00 am onwards

Location: Kala Kollective, Rajshree Vintage, near Patidar Bhavan, Ekbote Colony, off Shankersheth Road, Pune 411042. 

The power-packed discussions will encompass conversations on regional language literature, women writing noir, love, and lust in literature, indie bookstores as cultural hubs, the power of the voice with radio jockeys, women stand-ups and the issues they choose and writing through the gendered lens. Apart from these, there will also be a workshop on writing your novel and getting your first draft done, as well as a storytelling session.

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SheThePeople.TV is India’s biggest storytelling platform for women and inspires new dialogue, exchanges of leadership ideas foster networking and reinforce 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.”

And much more. Fierce and Fearless conversations. Many panel discussions, writing workshops, open mic conversations.

This festival aims to focus the dialogue on women writers who are breaking new ground in content, style, and storytelling. The panel discussions at the Writers’ Festival will bring up these issues and much more, with pre-eminent writers.

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Agenda

Welcome note

Session 1

Timing: 10.30 am to 11.15 am

Topic: The changing paradigms in regional language literature.

Moderator: Archana Pai Kulkarni

Speakers: Leena Sohoni, Uma Kulkarni and Swati Raje

Session 2

Timing: 11.15 am to 12 noon

Topic: Still waters run deep: Women writing noir

Moderator: Anjali Shetty

Speakers: Tanushree Podder, Sucharita Dutta Asane, Yamini Pustake Bhalerao and Kiran Manral


Session 3  

Topic: Writing on Love and lust

Timing: 12 noon to 12.45 pm

Moderator: Kiran Manral

Speakers: Sudha Menon, RJ Shubhra and Swati Shome

Lunch 1 pm to 1.30 pm

WORKSHOP

Workshop session: 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm

Topic: Getting your first draft done: Novel writing session with author

Facilitator: Archana Pai Kulkarni

Author: Pervin Saket

Session 4

Timing: 2.15 pm to 3.00 pm

Topic: Indie Bookstores: Building reader communities and creating cultural hubs

Moderator: Archana Pai Kulkarni

Speakers: Neha and Vishal Pipariya; Ramesh and Rasika Rathavdekar

Session 5

Timing: 3.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Topic: Talking their way into our hearts and homes

Moderator. Sudha Menon

Speakers: RJ Sho Sho Shonali, RJ Smita and RJ Tia

Session 6

Timing: 3.45 pm to 4 pm

Topic: Life is a laugh. Scripting their way to being stand-up comics.

Speakers: Ayushi Jagad, Sweta Mantrii and Niki Ray

4 pm – 4.15 pm Tea Break

Session 7

4.15 pm – 5 pm

Storytelling session: Kakoli Bagchi and Seema Gaurav

Session 8

5 pm – 5.45 pm

Topic: Writing through the Gender lens

Moderator: RJ Smita

Speakers: Lalitha Suhasini, Vibhawari Deshpande and Sowmya Rajendran

5.45 pm

Closing Note

Venue

Kala Kollective, Rajshree Vintage, near Patidar Bhavan, Ekbote Colony, off Shankersheth Road, Pune 411042.

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