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The ALL Lit Fest Bangalore 2017 took place at Taj Vivanta on 28th November 2017, where women writers, readers, editors, and reviewers, came together.
Women readers and writers in Bangalore gathered at Taj Vivanta, MG Rd on 28th Nov 2017 for the ALL Ladies League – ALL Bangalore Readers and Writers Lit Fest 2017, for an eventful day filled with information, fun and warm literary interactions. This event was organised by RajaRajeshwari Nagasigamani, Chairperson, ALL Bangalore Readers and Writers Chapter, and Anu Krishna, Chairperson, ALL Karnataka Coaching Chapter, bringing together readers, writers and life coaches.
The ALL Bangalore Readers & Writers group intends to ‘inspire, encourage, grow and empower readers and writers and support writing endeavors’.
The event witnessed a converging of like-minded women in the literary space, not only writers, but also readers who may not be writers, book reviewers, editors, established and aspiring writers, self-published authors, book critics, bloggers, and others in the literary domain, on a common platform.
Suchitra Kaul Misra, Chairperson, ALL Karnataka Chapter set an uplifting tone for the event by initiating it with a warm welcome note and ending it with a vote of thanks. The program flow was seamless and efficient, compered by Luvena Rangel, Chairperson, ALL India Chapter for Social Media Support. Anita Sethi Ramakrishna, Chairperson, ALL Bangalore Gourmet Chapter helped identify and coordinate with the venue.
An initial round of introductions with a touch of ‘flair and drama’ over a delicious spread of hors d’oeuvre and tea, was followed by an inspiring and impactful session on overcoming writer’s block by Anu Krishna, writer and a Life Coach. A bookworm quiz conducted by Chaya Nair and Dr. Sonal Mittra, sent the excitement and intellectual intensity soaring in the room.
“Which is the book that Ella is asked to appraise in the novel Forty Rules of Love?”,
“What is the name of the protagonist in Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead?” and
“Who is the author of the novel Fifth Mountain?” were some of the questions from the quiz.
It was followed by an insightful session on the world of self-publishing, conducted by RajaRajeshwari N, who writes under the pen name of A.R.Sara.
Guest author, Milan Vohra, India’s first Mills & Boon author, shared her thoughts on the topic of romance followed by an excerpt from her latest book “Tick-tock, We’re 30” leaving the audience enthralled.
Milan Vohra, guest speaker
The Lit fest ended on a high note with an exciting book-exchange and the ALL (ALL Ladies League) exclusive book fair that showcased both fiction and non-fiction books by ALL authors – Dr.Sonal Mittra, Vasantha Vaikunth, Mridula Sharma, Sunita K Mani, Milan Vohra, Ruma Banerjee, Ushasi Sen, Luvena Rangel, A.R.Sara.
Anu Krishna said, “We have many chapters including Gourmet Experiences, Coaching, Spirituality, Start-ups Support, Social Media Support along with the main Bangalore Chapter. People from their field of expertise help newcomers to grow in these focus groups. The membership is free. There is a lot of intermingling and inter-exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise between the various chapters of ALL, allowing a member who is a writer as well as a foodie to pursue their passions in the gourmet and readers & writers focus groups. The same also applies to a writer who may also want to launch something in the coaching field and is also a member of the coaching group.”
“I have written business related books but will soon write a book about my life journey,” said Archana Krishnamurthy, a writer, who attended the event.
“I found it informative, fun and inspiring.” said another participant.
It was a memorable event as women sharing a common passion for the written word came together to participate with ALL their heart, enthusiasm and gusto.
All Ladies League (ALL), with over 500+ chapters and 70,000 members across 150+ countries, is the fastest growing worldwide web of women coming together to discover their strengths and leadership in unprecedented ways and collaborate in diverse ways in safe and supportive spaces for interaction, enabling personal well-being, professional growth, and public leadership.
ALL is an inclusive international chamber and a global movement for the welfare, wealth and well-being of ALL by empowering women’s leadership.
Images source: A R Sara
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