BlogchatterWritFest

 For the past 5 years, Blogchatter has taken literary festivals online, facilitating a safe and convenient way for authors and readers to come together, interact and discuss all things books and writing. Take a peek into last year’s featured authors and the way the calendar is shaped here <writfest season 5 blogpost>

The accent is as much on writing and guidance for the writers in the community as it is on reading the literary giants and the wildly popular genres. Over the years, we have had authors from all over India, talking to our community and guiding them on the craft of writing, pitching and taking their books ahead for screen adaptations.

Through Facebook lives, Instagram sessions and Twitter takeovers, authors talk about their work and interact with community members on reading and honing the craft of writing.

To add to the heady feeling to talking with your favourite author, we give all participants a chance to win paperbacks of the featured authors and other book goodies. There are talks, shows, book readings, quizzes and much more!

When: March

Registrations: Open to all, being a book lover helps ☺️

What to expect: Plenty of scintillating conversations, a chance to interact with your favourite author (we announce the calendar of events and the featured guests in February end) and win books.

Why should you attend BlogchatterWritFest

  1. You get to meet your favourite authors

  2. You can connect with like minded readers

  3. It is a great chance to be a part of thought provoking chatter around reading and writing

  4. We introduce you to new books and writing styles through book reading sessions

  5. You can get guidance on writing from the masters if you want to hone your craft

  6. The biggest reason – together we celebrate the written word

 

#LightsCameraChatter with Spoken Word

Every year in July, we conduct #LightsCameraChatter campaign for a month where we give a chance of video making to our community bloggers. Video enhances your blog idea and gives a new range of audience. Here, we invite successful YouTubers to share their personal work structure on weekly live sessions. In the year 2020, we also added live sessions of our community members who have successfully started their Youtube career through previous #LightsCameraChatter sessions. Purba and Dr Amrita were a few of them who learnt and gained confidence from these sessions and kick started their video journey.

We conducted 2 live sessions per week, one from an established community member to give confidence to others and another from a non-community highly engaging Youtuber who gave insights to ease your video making journey with apps, software and tools. Some of the highlights from last #LightsCameraChatter sessions were:

  1. Sankalpita Add affiliate links to your YouTube videos and monetize your channel

  2. Purba First 30 sec of your video makes your impression

  3. Antarik Be brave to tag authoritative social handles to see the magic happen

  4. Neha Never shy away from your love of video making. You improve with every new video.

  5. Amrita Nothing happens in 24 hours but keep researching new ways to promote. Web stories help in SEO search of your blog

  6. DD Your every content should have a premise-conflict-resolution. You can't be a storyteller if you are not entertaining.

  7. Rashi Show your passion in a form that's helpful to your viewers and turn your passion into profession.

  8. Sankalp Your audience gives you ideas for your next content. Listen to them carefully.

And this is not all, during this month, we give you a chance to face the camera on our Facebook live session in the form of Spoken Word. We invite 3 written entries from you in the form of poem, prose or article and if you are chosen, you read out your winning entry in front of a live audience. Check out this year’s grand finale here

If you are super charged to take your blog to the next level then video is the correct source of energy that will leverage your hard work more beautifully.

Meet us next year in July and watch for upcoming techniques to enhance your video making journey.