Ramallah Short Stories 2019

Ramallah Short Stories 2019


Ramallah Short Stories 2019

Please apply until Sunday 09.06.2019

After concluding 5 sessions of Short Stories Workshops in Cairo since 2014, in Beirut since 2016, and in Jericho 2018, the Regional Project Short Stories will commence with another session in Ramallah in 2019. The Aim of the project is to support the literary texts of young amateur writers. Over the course of two months, three workshop sessions will take place, each over the period of two days. Together with the KfW Foundation, the Goethe-Institut Ramallah offers a Short Stories writing workshop (in Arabic) under the supervision of the Palestinian author Adania Shibli.

The objectives of the workshops are:
Developing your own short story, style and structure.
Enhancing writing skills und techniques (language, style, structure and text analysis)
Group discussions and professional mentoring
Learning the editing process 

Number of participants: 10 – 12

Dates of the workshops:

First workshop: Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd of June
Second workshop: Friday and Saturday 5th and 6th of July
Third workshop: Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th of July 
Place: Ramallah

Who can apply?

Ramallah Short Stories 2019 welcomes young and talented writers, who live in Palestine and write in their mother tongue Arabic.
Country of origin: No restrictions; Condition: Mother tongue is Arabic and resides in Palestine
Aged between 20 – 35 years old
Condition: Taking part in all three workshops without exception.Criteria:
Entry of an original self-authored text (finished short story or main part thereof), max. 20,000 characters incl. spaces
The submitted text must unpublished 


Anonymous selection of 10-12 participants will be done by an expert jury in Palestine. The entered texts are submitted to the jury without any identifying information about their authors.
The names of the participants in the project will be announced on the 15th of June 2019.

Expected Results:

After the workshops have been concluded and texts are produced by the participants, the three texts with the recommendation of the jury members will be translated and published.

Contact person:

Please send your application to Nabil.Barham@goethe.de

About the Partner:

The non-profit KfW Stiftung was founded in Frankfurt in October 2012. It deals with the great challenges facing society – globalisation, protection of the environment and the climate and demographic change. The focus of its cultural activities is on intercultural dialogue in our global present. The KfW Stiftung creates platforms for contemporary international arts to strengthen creativity, freedom of expression and discursive capacity and to thereby promote cultural diversity. The goal is to support the exchange with cultural producers from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia through local projects and international programmes.