The Fairway English Creative Writing Workshop successfully concluded another two-day workshop on the 27th and 28th of October at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute.
A distinguished resource panel comprising of highly successful individuals in different fields of creative writing took the participants through the dos and donts, shared tips and conducted activities to help them in their endeavours to improve their skills.
The panel consisted of Madhubhashini Disanayaka-Ratnayake on ‘Understanding Creative Writing,’ Ameena Hussein on ‘Writing Short Stories,’ Charulatha Abeysekara – Thewarathanthri on ‘Writing Novels,’ and Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke on ‘Playwriting and Screenwriting’ on Saturday.
Vijitha Yapa, Jill Macdonald, Ramya Chamalie Jirasinghe and Amanda Jayatissa conducted workshops on ‘Secrets of Getting Published,’ ‘Editing for Publication,’ ‘Writing Poetry’ and ‘Writing your first Novel’ respectively on the following day.
The sessions were conducted in a very interactive manner and included presentations, handouts, videos and short exercises.
Participants arrived from as far as Batticaloa and Galle and spent a pleasant and informative two days learning and polishing their writing skills.