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Feature Writing Workshop


The US-SL Fulbright Commission will be conducting a one-day workshop for feature writers.

This writing workshop suits more experienced reporters and editors as well as first-time writers. It is ideal for people who write feature articles about travel, lifestyle, politics, sport, entertainment, parenting, human interest ­ and much more.

The course will focus on:

* which ideas work and where to get them

* understanding the magazine/news market

* different types of feature articles

* how to research, structure and write a feature

* what editors want from a writer

* how to pitch your article or idea to a magazine and sell it!

Workshop Coordinator

Laban Carrick Hill has written feature articles for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Eating Well Magazine, Smithsonian, among others. He is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. His Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance was a 2004 National Book Award Finalist in the U.S. He has won more than thirty awards for writing. He has taught writing at several universities, including Solstice MFA in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, Columbia University, and Union Institute & University.

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.

  • Dates: 22nd of February 2010
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
  • Venue: United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission,

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

  • Registration Deadline: 18th of February 2010
  • Workshop Fee: Rs. 500/= (includes lunch and tea)

The workshop will be limited to 10-15 participants.

Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.

United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

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

Email: [email protected] Web:

Registration Form

Feature Writing Workshop

22nd of February 2010

Name of Participant  
Designation and place of work  
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Meal preference: Vegetarian/ non-vegetarian
Workshop fee Rs 500/=:

(Your place will be reserved only on receipt of payment)

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  • We have received Rs. 500/- from ………………………………………………….as fees for the Feature-writing Worksop to be conducted by Mr. Laban Hill on the 22nd of February 2010. Thank you. The workshop will begin at 9.00 am.

United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

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

Email: [email protected] Web: