Women Writers' Hangout 2022

6th March 2022
Booknerds Team

Dehradun-based avant-garde book discussion community Booknerds returned to their Annual Women Writers’ Hangout this Sunday on 6th March 2022, ahead of International Women’s Day curated by Neha and Rohan Raj, Booknerds. Through the event, Booknerds celebrated women in the literary landscape and provided women authors and publishers with a platform to get together, read, discuss and celebrate contemporary women authors from across the country.

A diverse panel of authors that consisted of Dr. Shivani Khetan, author of I Am A Self Healing Daily Journal, Pooja Poddar Marwah, author of Pursuit – Drawn by Destiny, Venu Agrahari Dhingra, author of Power Women: India's Political Winners, and Deepti Priya Mehrotra, author of Her-Stories—Indian Women Down The Ages: Thinkers, Workers, Rebels, Queens gathered at Cafe Laata, Dehradun, for the session, with an intellectual bibliophile community. Booknerds co-founder Rohan Raj served as the emcee with Manik Kaur, certified mindful living and etiquette coach and influencer, moderating the session.

The event began with the introduction and felicitations of the authors and the moderator with welcome drinks by the wellness partner Jivisa, which celebrated its eighth anniversary. Priya Gulati, director of Bagit Consulting Group and founder of women’s platform Tejasvani Success Story, joined to felicitate the authors along with the event sponsors.

Renowned independent bookstore Book World stepped in as the bookstore partner and provided copies of the authors' books, while Colored Leaf joined as the photography partner for capturing and documenting the session. Radio Zindagi 90.8 FM came on board as the radio partner with interviews with the authors to be broadcast on 8th March, while SoulFit served as the nutrition partner for the session.

The panel talked about what it means to be a woman writer in a male-dominated industry, the challenges of getting a book published in the current literary landscape, reaching out to readers and the state of women authors in India.

The event concluded with Booknerds co-founder Neha Raj presenting the sponsors and the authors with Booknerds mementoes and Jivisa gift hampers as a token of gratitude and a book signing and audience interaction.

Check out all pictures from the event here.

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