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Creative Writing Discussion and Consultation Session



The US-SL Fulbright Commission will be conducting an afternoon of discussion and consultation with John Stifler for writers of prose fiction and creative nonfiction.

This session will provide professional and aspiring writers an opportunity to discuss any writing related challenges they have encountered in their work and receive feedback on their work. The session will also be made up of writing exercises and slots for individual consultations.

Workshop Coordinator

John Stifler is a senior lecturer the University of Massachusetts. He received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from the University of Massachusetts, where he is also a Senior Lecturer as one of the original staff of the university’s campus-wide writing program.

For thirty years he has written newspaper columns and stories, magazine articles and assorted essays and memoirs. He has written extensively on the subjects of running and music, and last year he published a book recounting the history of an old New England manufacturing company. He has led community fiction and non-fiction writing groups, edited academic and fiction writing, and taught workshops to other writing teachers. John Stifler received a Fulbright lecturing and writing fellowship to the Peradeniya University in Sri Lanka in 2009.

The US-SL Fulbright Commission was founded in 1952 by an Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Ceylon for the administration of educational exchange programmes in Sri Lanka. The programme aims to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Sri Lanka through mutual academic exchange.

  • Date: 14th of January 2011
  • Time: 2.30 – 5 pm
  • Venue: United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission,

22 Flower Terrace (off Flower Road), Colombo 7.

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  • Workshop Fee: None

United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

22 Flower Terrace (off Flower Road), Colombo 7 Tel: 011 256 4176/ 471 8744

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