Morocco Library Project Short Story Competition
The 2021 Competition is under way!
This is a culture with a rich tradition of storytelling, and we are honored to help launch a new generation of storytellers from the deserts and mountains of Morocco. At the end, an anthology of stories will be published in a printed book for the MLP libraries and in digital form to share with the world.
Read a Selection of Stories from 2020
The Team This Year
Moulay Larbi Arbaoui, project manager
Barb Mackraz, project manager, US side
Mohammed Hassim, judge
Lucas Peters, judge & writing trainer
Khadija Sekkal, reader & judge
Mouhcine Abdechchafi, reader & judge
Meet the 2020 Prizewinners
"Draw your ideas with those letters!" - Hiba Baqrtit
Hiba's story, "Aiden," is an eye-opening and compassionate world view from the perspective of a boy with autism. Hear what she says in this video about empathy, and her advice for other writers. Hiba is a student at Med V High School in Taroudant.
Ikram's tale, "The Humanitarian King," is a timely story of two mythical lands in an age of pandemic. One has wealth; the other does not. Guess what happens? Ikram is a student at Med V High School in Goulmima, and we enjoyed her cautionary tale of good and evil.
Fadoua's story, "Siren's Curse," is a retelling of the Greek myth of the sirens, with a positive twist of saving people during the push and pull of happiness and heartbreak. She wove her story through dialog. Fadoua is a student at Excellence High School in Guelmim.