Open Call | Goethe-Institut – Beirut Short Stories

Deadline: 28 February, 2017

Following the success of Beirut Short Stories 2016, the project to promote young literary talent in the Middle East will continue in Beirut in 2017. In cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut Libanon will be providing workshops headed by the Beirut- and Paris-based Syrian author and translator Dima Wannous. Beirut Short Stories is aimed at exceptionally talented young writers living in Lebanon and writing in their native language of Arabic. They are called upon to develop short stories in writing workshops and to discuss them together. After the workshops, an expert jury in Beirut will view the resulting texts. The writing workshops also offer a platform for professional development in the fields of editing, translating and publishing.
Beirut Short Stories 2017 is a joint project of KfW Stiftung and Goethe-Institut Libanon.
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