“Raise YourVoice”: A kind of Women Literature fest to be held on 27th February at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia

YourVoice in association with PRO office (Jamia Milia Islamia) is organizing “Raise YourVoice”, a kind of India’s first Women Literature fest on 27th February (Wednesday) from 10AM to 10 PM. It is an attempt to celebrate the International Women’s Day. This event is a one-day festival celebrating extraordinary act of courage, determination and empathizing struggles patriarchy offer in modern times. This one- day fest will rejoice the stage with expressions, emotions and articulation of women through poetry. The event will seek the presence of eminent women leaders who believed in smashing the hackneyed ideas and set a role model for other women in row.

The event will be graced by Kamla Bhasin (feminist, activist, author, poet), RJ Sayema (radio mirchi), Roshni Misbah (TedX speaker, The hijab biker), Sabika Muzaffar (former RJ and voice-over artist), Khairunnisa Shah (executive director, WTC) and Richa Anirudh (anchor and journalist). Acting maestro Shabana Azmi along with actress Swara Bhaskar and Nandita Das are also expected to attend the event. Adding to the list Journalist Nagma Sahar, theatre artist Shilpi Marwah, storyteller Priya Malik, and Mehek Mirza are also invited to add stars to the evening. Food stalls with mouth-watering delicacies and art and cultural stalls will be arranged. This Women Poetry fest will be a fare of art; culture, inspiring stories, drama, poetry, beat and rhythms all occupied under one roof. There will be an open mic poetry event lined up just after the inaugural ceremony followed by dance and musical performances and panel discussion. Some Theatre groups will mesmerize you with their act centric on women. Lastly, the event will end with the most enticing ‘women kavi sammelan’ allured by guest poets. Fest can be attended by anyone be it male or female. Attendees can register themselves at: https://goo.gl/forms/97RDaasiOHiGWP7D3 More details can be found at: http://www.raise.yourvoicepoetry.com/