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Scriptwriting Workshop

Scriptwriting Workshop

If you are already in the world of scriptwriting or eager to break into it, this workshop can point you in the right direction. In this workshop, we’ll look at building tension in a story, the basic structure of a screenplay, how to create believable characters, writing a scene, moving the story forward through dialog.

Workshop Coordinator

Laban Carrick Hill 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 screenwriting at several universities and worked with award-winning novelist and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (The Wire; Gone, Baby, Gone; Shutter Island; Mystic River). He is currently on the faculty of Solstice MFA in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College and Union Institute & University, BAOnline at the Vermont Campus.

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: 16th 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: 12th of February 2010
  • Workshop Fee: Rs. 500/= (includes lunch and tea)

The workshop will be limited to 10-15 participants.

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

Scriptwriting Workshop

16th of February 2010

Name of Participant  
Designation and place of work  
Telephone Home:



Email address:  
Meal preference: Vegetarian/ non-vegetarian
Workshop fee Rs 500/=:

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

paid/ not paid

United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

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

Email: [email protected]