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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Libanon, 2017

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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Libanon, 2017

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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Libanon, 2017

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Beirut Short Stories 2017

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Following the great success of the Beirut Short Stories 2016, the project returns in 2017. The writers’ workshops are directed by the author and translator Dima Wannous, who is based in Beirut and Paris.

The three winning stories selected by a jury were published in Arabic and English in Commonwealth Writers' online magazine "adda":

Shortlisted candidates:
Batoul Fahs (Lebanon)
Marwa Melhem (Syria)
Mira Sidawi (Palestine)

Najwa Barakat (Lebanon), writer and critic
Chaza Charafeddine (Lebanon), writer and artist
Hassan Daoud (Lebanon), writer and journalist
Rana Idriss (Lebanon), publisher
Mazen Maarouf (Palestine), writer, translator, critic
Günther Orth (Germany), translator and interpreter

Beirut Short Stories is a project by KfW Stiftung in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Lebanon and Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation, London.

Insight Nahost. Up-and-coming literature from the Middle East 

In a series of events, the Network of Literary Houses and the KfW Foundation present authors from various Arab countries together with selected talents from Beirut Short Stories 2017, a project to promote young writers in the Middle East.


Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
7. May 2018 | 7.30pm

Literaturhaus Wiesbaden
8. May 2018 | 7.30pm

Literaturhaus Leipzig im Orientalischen Institut
14. May 2018 | 7pm

Literaturhaus Rostock
15. May 2018 | 8pm

Literaturhaus Zürich
16. May 2018 | 7.30pm

Literaturhaus Basel
17. May 2018 | 7pm
Mira Sidawi and Khaled Khalifa 
Moderation: Hartmut Fähndrich

Literaturhaus Stuttgart
22. May 2018 | 7.30pm

Literarisches Zentrum Göttingen
24. Mai 2018 | 8.00pm


Batoul Fahs (Lebanon)
Khaled Khalifa (Syria)
Kenan Khadaj (Syria/Germany)
Mira Sidawi (Lebanon/Palestine)
Basma Abdel Aziz (Egypt)

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