The issues faced by working women and the impact of women at workplaces will take centre stage at the Women Writers' Festival here that is scheduled to begin on February 24. The festival will see eminent women writers including Urvashi Butalia, Sonia Golani, Amrita Tripathi, discussing issues like lack of successful women writers in the country and balancing professional spaces with motherhood among others. The two-day event that will be held at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication here, will also focus on 'men of feminism and if they believe the glass ceiling has been shattered'. Professional workshops, panel discussions and break-out sessions on topics ranging from personal finance to social networking, will also be organised. Emphasising the need to recognise women in other writing forms beyond literature, Shaili Chopra of SheThePeople.
Tv said, "We need to celebrate writing across genres, way beyond literature. We have women ahead in screen writing, 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 its kind festival that promises to ignite rising minds," Chopra said. Writers like Monika Halan, Bahar Dutt, Aparna Jain, Veenu Venugopal, Mala Bhargava, Yashodhara Lal, Nishita Jha, Bee Rowlatt, Shaili Chopra, Shreyasi Singh will also attend the festival.