MAY 2020 UPDATE:  In the wake of COVID, schools in Morocco are closed and teachers and students are continuing their studies at home. The Writing Competition continued through April and turned out to be a nice activity students could do from home. We have over 20 stories now and will post updates here after the judging. We plan to publish the stories in an anthology over the summer.

Morocco Library Project Writing Competition

Are you passionate about storytelling and bringing new voices to the attention of the world?

We have an extraordinary program going on this spring with emerging young writers from 12 high schools in the deserts and mountains of rural Morocco. Please join us and help bring their stories to life! Moon Travel Guides, a publishing imprint of Hachette Book Group, is matching donations up to a total of $1500. The young writers are all at schools in the Morocco Library Project network, primarily in Amazigh communities. The competition ends on March 30th, with events in Morocco celebrating the participants. We will share their stories in an ebook and in printed form for student libraries. This is a culture with a rich storytelling tradition!

We need your help to bring these stories to life!

Thank you kindly for your support. You may donate securely here online. Please write Barb if you prefer to donate another way or have any questions.

Your gift will:

  • provide literary prizes to promising young writers in their first competition

  • provide books and learning materials for the MLP school libraries of the participating volunteer teachers

  • publish these stories to share with others
  • launch emerging young writers and bring a new generation of voices to the world 

Moon Travel Guides, the publisher of Moon Morocco and Moon Marrakesh & Beyond, is matching donations up to $1500. Since 1973, Moon has advocated for independent and ethical travel, and as an imprint of Hachette Book Group is committed to literacy, diversity, and fostering creativity.

100% of your donation supports this initiative by funding books for students and libraries and publishing the stories. Your gift is tax deductible in the U.S. to the extent allowed by law. We will acknowledge you at events and in literature, unless you notify us otherwise. Thank you!

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