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Mitra Phukan invited to women writers� fest in Singapore

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GUWAHATI, Jan 17: Novelist, short story writer and translator Mitra Phukan has been invited to the prestigious Asian Women Writers� Festival to be held in Singapore on January 19 and 20, a press release stated.

The festival, organised by the magazine India Se, is a vibrant part of the cultural landscape of this city. It brings in women writers with a substantial body of work behind them from different parts of the continent to a common platform.

The keynote address at the conference will be delivered by noted author Meira Chand. Other participants at the festival include Sabyn Javeri (Pakistan), Shobhaa De (India), Balli Kaur Jaswal and Nuraliah Norasid (Singapore) and Claire Betita de Guzman (the Philippines).

The theme of the festival this year is �Women Writing Change�. Phukan is on two panels on both days, including one on �Women� and �Ageing�.

Phukan has been a columnist with The Assam Tribune for the past 11 years. Besides having authored several critically-acclaimed novels such as The Collector�s Wife and A Monsoon of Music, she also writes extensively on music and culture.

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Mitra Phukan invited to women writers� fest in Singapore

GUWAHATI, Jan 17: Novelist, short story writer and translator Mitra Phukan has been invited to the prestigious Asian Women Writers� Festival to be held in Singapore on January 19 and 20, a press release stated.

The festival, organised by the magazine India Se, is a vibrant part of the cultural landscape of this city. It brings in women writers with a substantial body of work behind them from different parts of the continent to a common platform.

The keynote address at the conference will be delivered by noted author Meira Chand. Other participants at the festival include Sabyn Javeri (Pakistan), Shobhaa De (India), Balli Kaur Jaswal and Nuraliah Norasid (Singapore) and Claire Betita de Guzman (the Philippines).

The theme of the festival this year is �Women Writing Change�. Phukan is on two panels on both days, including one on �Women� and �Ageing�.

Phukan has been a columnist with The Assam Tribune for the past 11 years. Besides having authored several critically-acclaimed novels such as The Collector�s Wife and A Monsoon of Music, she also writes extensively on music and culture.