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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Kairo, 2018

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Cairo Short Stories 2019

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Once again this year KfW Stiftung and the Goethe-Institute Cairo are offering a writing workshop: Cairo Short Stories is aimed at outstanding young writing talents who live in Egypt and write in their mother tongue Arabic. They are invited to develop and discuss short stories in writing workshops under the direction of writer Wagdy El Komy. In addition, the workshops offer a platform for professional further education on the topics of editing, translation and publication.

Following the workshops, a jury of experts in Cairo will evaluate the texts produced and select the best ones, which will then be published in Arabic and in English and German translation.

Cairo Short Stories is a joint project of KfW Stiftung, Goethe-Institut Cairo and the Commonwealth Foundation to promote young writing talents in Egypt. Following the successful years of the Cairo Short Stories 2014, 2015 and 2018, the highly sought-after project will once again be carried out in Cairo. Further editions of the short stories also took place in Beirut (2016-2018) and Jericho (2018).

Further Information on the Website of the Goethe-Institut Egypt (German and Arabic).