students writing
Sunday 21 October 2018
14:00 to 16:00
British Council Orion City

This workshop is designed to develop the creative thinking and literacy skills of young story tellers. Register yourself for the contest on or before 19 October 2018.

Lecturer: Lal Medawattegedara
Age group: 13-17 years 
Tickets: Rs. 1,000

Lecturer’s Profile

Lal Medawattegedara 

Lal Medawattegedara teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has been working as a creative writing resource person for the British Council since 2003. He has published two collections of short stories: The Window Cleaner’s Soul (short-listed: 2002 Gratiaen Prize) & Can you hear me running (Zeus Publications: 2007). His creative writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4 & BBC World Service and in The Times of India, The Khaleej Times, The Himal Journal, The City Creative Writing Journal. Playing Pillow Politics at MGK, his first novel, won the Gratiaen Prize in 2012. This novel is currently being translated into Sinhala and will be made into a movie, shortly.

A limited number of tickets will be issued at the Library Membership Desk at Orion City from 25 September 2018 on a first-come first-served basis. 

For enquiries write to or call us on 0113159567.


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