Bhumika Anand

Bhumika Anand, Founder and Director of Bangalore Writers Workshop (BWW), has a degree in Communicative English and a Masters in English. She facilitates workshops on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, storytelling, and corporate communication. She has over 20 years of experience as a lecturer, trainer, facilitator, and manager of communities. She also works as a Communications Consultant strategizing and devising content and key messaging documents for corporate websites, company audits, and press releases. Her fiction has been published in Urban Confustions, The Affair, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Out of Print, and is forthcoming in Queer Ink. She was a finalist in the DNA-Out of Print annual short story competition held in India in 2017. She has been interviewed and featured in The Delphi Quarterly, The New Indian Express, TimeOut Bangalore, Women’s Web, WeAreTheCity, Sheroes, The Times of India, The New Indian Express, Education, DNA, Spark-the magazine, and Bangalore Mirror. She is an intermittent but uncomfortably intense blogger at Bhumika's Boudoir, and an appreciator of the ridiculous. She strongly believes that everyone has a story to tell and most of them, with a little help, can write it well.

Sarita Talwai

Sarita Talwai is a Bengaluru-based counsellor who especially likes working with children and parents. She is also a certified Gallup coach. A part-time writer, a full-time reader, and a crossword addict, she has conducted creative writing workshops (Children’s batch) at BWW. She spends her free time reading poetry and attempting to write the perfect haiku.

Vijaykarthik Sathiyamurthy

Vijaykarthik Sathiyamurthy (Vijay Yes), Facilitator (BWW: Poetry), studied English literature, journalism, and computers and has been a technical editor in the corporate world for close to 20 years. All along, over the weekends, he has also dabbled in music, poetry, theatre, and film-making. A few of his musical compositions are available in Blogswara. His poetry and articles related to art, theatre, and cinema have been published in Tamizhini, an online bilingual. He trains student actors and produces theatre plays and short films through Opensaysme Creations and Communications.

Mahima Jain

Mahima Jain is an independent editor and journalist reporting on gender, environment, culture and socio-economic issues. She is passionate about writing deeply-researched narrative pieces that shine a spotlight on systemic issues and inequality. She was a runner-up for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2021 for her stories covering the impact of migration on India’s women farmers, domestic violence, and agrobiodiversity. Her story on the burden of microloans on women for The Fuller Project won the Laadli Media Award For Best Feature in 2021. Her work was also shortlisted for the Red Ink Awards for Excellence in Journalism (Women Empowerment & Gender Equality) in 2021.

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