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Gratiaen Trust craft development workshops

Posted on 29/10/2018
By Commonwealth Foundation

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Gratiaen Prize, founded in 1993 by the writer Michael Ondaatje with the winnings from his own Booker Prize for The English Patient.  Administered by the Gratiaen Trust and adjudicated by an independent panel each year, the Gratiaen Prize celebrates the best work of creative writing in English, submitted to the prize by writers and publishers.  In its 25th year, the Gratiaen Trust is planning a number of special events, both to reflect critically on the prize and to further its commitment to writers in Sri Lanka.

One of these activities, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers, is the convening of two special writers’ workshops aimed at offering sustained support to a group of prose writers over the course of a year.

‘I am thrilled that the Gratiaen Trust is doing this.  It feels to me that this series of workshops for writers in Sri Lanka can be invaluable and essential.  This is what the community of a culture depends on’. 
Michael Ondaatje, Gratiaen founder.

Return here as the initiative continues to learn more about the participants and their work.

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