The Weekend Wrap (January 15 – 17).

For those of y'all who start their weekend a day early, happy Thai Pongal and if you haven't any long weekend plans, we suggest the Galle Literary Festival and the events listed below.

Friday, January 15

Literary Juries- How Do They Work, What Are Their Criteria?

Literary Prizes have become a ubiquitous and, many writers feel, disturbingly important part of the literary world. But how do they work? What key issues shape how judges determine the winner of a literary prize? What is the role of ‘standard setting’ in literary awards? How does one spot an exceptionally ‘good’ writer? Hall De Galle, Baladaksha Mawatha, Galle.

Saturday, January 16

Galle Fort Golden Flea Market

The first for the year, the Galle Flea Market is on this January 16. While visiting the Galle Lit Festival, drop in also at the Flea Market. Galle Flea Market, Law Court Square, Galle Fort, Galle.

Aspirar 2.1- Media Training Workshop On Journalism & Short Film Making

If you're a writer interested in making an impact or are interested in media, journalism and photography, there are these bunch of workshops on January 16 & 17 at the Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology. Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, 100, Bauddhaloka Mw. Bambalapitiya.

Sea Legs Dance Adventures

Sea Legs is the ability to walk steadily on the deck of a boat or ship and a metaphor for adjusting to living or traveling at sea. Lionel Wendt Art Centre, 18, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 07.

Sunday, January 17

Faith – EP Launch

The band CHAIN, with members Venura Kariyawasam on bass guitar, Shane Seneviratne on vocals and guitar, Rakitha Abhayaratne on guitars and lyrics, Crescent Kumaratunge on drums and Praveen Tilakaratne on Keyboard are launching their debut EP on January 17 with a concert. Sasakawa Hall, No. 4, 22nd Lane, Colombo 3.

Urban Legends: Freestyle Battle 2016

Three minutes + 2 players + one ball = Freestyle Football. The freestyle football championship is on January 17 at the Colombo Racecourse. All you need is the skill to juggle a football using all parts of the body to entertain audiences and outperform opponents, this one's for you. Colombo Racecourse, Reid Avenue, Colombo 7.

Nazeem Hussain Live In Sri Lanka

Australian comedian Nazeem Hussain creator and star of comedy show Legally Brown will be in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC), 12, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10.

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