Festival founder Geoffrey Dobbs welcomes FLGF 2018 authors at a luncheon on Taprobane Island, off the coast of Weligama, Sri Lanka.
Participants and authors were hosted by the festival’s title sponsor Fairway Holdings to celebrate the start of the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.
An excursion led by well-known architect, Channa Daswatte, took a look at buildings that are part of the modern architectural history of Sri Lanka.
David Dabydeen discusses ‘Turner’, written in response to Turner’s famous painting of 1840, where the “slaves who have been drowning in Turner’s sea for centuries” are given a voice.
A workshop, conducted by, Michael Kumpfmüller offered an opportunity to practice the craft of writing fiction.
Chef Emily Dobbs shared her favourite Sri Lankan-inspired recipes for every meal and season, including breakfast, short eats, and a selection of curries and their accompaniments.
Sandra Jensen’s workshop taught participants the what, why and how to writing Flash Fiction – a complete story in under 1000 words or less.
In this session, Sallyanne Atkinson discussed her childhood memories of Ceylon, her subsequent career as a trailblazing citizen of Australia and becoming the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane.