Sophia Thakur is an award winning, best selling author and performance poet. She has been invited to share her captivating, intimate stories on the TEDx stage, Glastonbury, MTV, Google, Facebook and over 50 universities across the world. Sophia Thakur’s powerful but gentle messages on mental health, diversity, politics, self-expression, empowerment, women and wellbeing has led to participation at events organised by The Guardian, The Royal Family, Channel 4, BBC, Viacom and even Universal Music. Online, Sophia Thakur has cultivated a passionate following with over 1 million views and 41k subscribers across her social media channels. She has inspired millions of watchers to pick up a pen or type their own story.
Farrukh Dhondy was born in Pune in 1944, went to school and college there and came to Britain on a scholarship to Cambridge. He is a writer of fiction,…More Info
I Made Sidia, Bali’s most shadow puppeteer, is a master of Topeng (mask) dance, wayang puppetry, kayonan dances and traditional make up and costuming. He is a faculty member…More Info
István Vörös is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Budapest’s Pázmány Péter Catholic University, where he has worked since 1997, establishing its Department of Creative Writing in 2004.
Son of well-known Urdu poet and film lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, teacher and writer, Javed Akhtar belongs to a family lineage that can be traced back…More Info