Saturday, January 14th 2017

Festival Box Office: 25, Leyn Bahn Street, Galle Fort
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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

EXCURSION: Channa Daswatte on A Walk Through Time and Style.

EXCURSION: Channa Daswatte on A Walk Through Time and Style.

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9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

2017 FGLF Event: The Craft of Fiction Writing with CATHERINE BUSH, SUNJEEV SAHOTA and SHYAM SELVADURAI.

FAIRWAY GALLE LITERARY FESTIVAL PANEL: The Craft of Fiction Writing with Catherine Bush, Sunjeev Sahota and Shyam Selvadurai.

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9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

FAIRWAY GALLE LITERARY FESTIVAL PANEL: Faraway Places with Strange Sounding Names: Travel writing with Katherine Boo, John Gimlette & Christina Lamb.

FAIRWAY GALLE LITERARY FESTIVAL PANEL: Faraway Places with Strange Sounding Names: Travel writing with Katherine Boo, John Gimlette & Christina Lamb.

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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

COOKERY CLASS, FOLLOWED BY A SAMPLING OF PASTRIES: The Choux Show with Jason Licker.

COOKERY CLASS, FOLLOWED BY A SAMPLING OF PASTRIES: The Choux Show with Jason Licker.

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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

WORKSHOP:  Cathy Marie Buchanan on The Craft of Historical Fiction.

WORKSHOP:  Cathy Marie Buchanan on The Craft of Historical Fiction.

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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

WORKSHOP: Reinhard Kleist on Stories from the Street - Creating your own graphic work.

WORKSHOP: Reinhard Kleist on Stories From the Street – Creating Your Own Graphic Work.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

IN CONVERSATION:  Lesley Hazleton on The Virgin and the Harlot - Mary the Mother of Jesus and Jezebel.

IN CONVERSATION:  Lesley Hazleton on The Virgin and the Harlot – Mary the Mother of Jesus and Jezebel.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

THINKING OUT LOUD:  Sara Wheeler on The Magnetic North.

THINKING OUT LOUD:  Sara Wheeler on The Magnetic North.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FAIRWAY CELEBRATION OF SRI LANKA SERIES:  Jean Arasanayagam & Thiagaraja Arasanayagam on their Poetry.

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12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

LUNCHTIME ILLUMINATIONS: Anjan Sundaram’s Deciphering India: The Great Indian Male.

LUNCHTIME ILLUMINATIONS: Anjan Sundaram’s Deciphering India: The Great Indian Male.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SOPHIE HANNAH on Poetry: The Ten Essentials.

LITERARY LUNCH: Sophie Hannah on The Art of the Psychological Thriller.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LITERARY LUNCH: Sunjeev Sahota & Malika Booker.

LITERARY LUNCH:  New Britannia featuring Sunjeev Sahota & Malika Booker.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! ... with Caroline Courtauld and Jennifer Murray.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! Caroline Courtauld and Jennifer Murray.

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2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: Amish Tripathi on his Shiva Trilogy.

IN CONVERSATION: Amish Tripathi on The Shiva Trilogy.

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2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

IN CONVERSATION: Miguel Syjuco on Ilustrado.

IN CONVERSATION: Miguel Syjuco on Ilustrado.

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2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Caroline Courtauld on Burma: The Ayeyarwady River: Myanmar’s Kingly Stream.

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2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! ... with John Gimlette.

WORKSHOP: John Gimlette on Conveying the Essence of Unfamiliar Places.

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2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP: Arts Sharing by Open Brain.

WORKSHOP: Arts Sharing by Open Brain.

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3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

POETRY READING: Sophie Hannah & Malika Booker.

LIPTON TEA AND POETRY – POETRY READING: Sophie Hannah & Malika Booker.

With pastries by master pastry Chef Jason Licker, and a selection of teas by Lipton.

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IN CONVERSATION: Reinhard Kleist on An Olympic Dream and The Boxer.

IN CONVERSATION: Reinhard Kleist on An Olympic Dream and The Boxer.

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4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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THE DEEP READ: Colm Tóibín on Nora Webster, The Testament of Mary and Brooklyn.

With an opening poetry reading by Michael Fehr.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

SUNSET SERIES: In Search of Bawa with David Robson, Channa Daswatte, Ismeth Raheem & Palinda Kananagara.

SUNSET SERIES: In Search of Bawa with David Robson, Channa Daswatte, Ismeth Raheem & Palinda Kananagara.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

SUNSET SERIES: Brigid Keenan on Adventures in Fashion

SUNSET SERIES: Brigid Keenan on Adventures in Fashion.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

SUNSET SERIES: Jennifer Murray on Solo.

SUNSET SERIES: Jennifer Murray on Solo.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

SUNSET SERIES: Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala & Johann Peries on Climbing Mount Everest.

SUNSET SERIES: Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala & Johann Peries on Climbing Mount Everest.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting.

WINE TASTING: Favourite International on Wine.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

FGLF 2017 Event - A Gin Master Class with Geraldine Coates

GIN MASTER CLASS: Geraldine Coates on Adventures in Gin.

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6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

EXHIBITION: Meet the Artist Charles Uzzel Edwards.

EXHIBITION: Meet the Artist Charles Uzzel Edwards.

Limited FREE Booked Passes. Cocktails and canapés.

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7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Alison Wearing in Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Alison Wearing in Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter.

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7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCE: The Chamber Music Society of Colombo Featuring Soprano Kishani Jayasinghe.

PERFORMANCE: The Chamber Music Society of Colombo Featuring Soprano Kishani Jayasinghe.

Proceeds go towards Festival Educational Promotion.

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8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: Fuchsia Dunlop & Brigid Keenan: The Best Chinese Food Ever.

LITERARY DINNER: Fuchsia Dunlop & Brigid Keenan: The Best Chinese Food Ever!

Leave 45 minutes prior for travel from Galle Fort.

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8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: Philippa Gregory on The King’s Curse.

LITERARY DINNER: Philippa Gregory on The King’s Curse.

Leave 45 minutes prior for travel from Galle Fort.

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8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: Lesley Hazleton on The Serendipitous Stumble.

LITERARY DINNER: Lesley Hazleton on The Serendipitous Stumble.

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8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: With Festival Authors and Chef Nihal Senanayake.

LITERARY DINNER: With Festival Authors and Chef Nihal Senanayake.

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9:30 p.m. onwards.

MAYHEM PAST MIDNIGHT: Tricity Vogue in Cabaret.

MAYHEM PAST MIDNIGHT: Tricity Vogue in Cabaret.

This is an +18 event. Attendees should bring their IDs.

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