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WE NEED STORIES!

Monday, 5 February, 2018 - 16:00 to Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 - 09:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
International Relations office
writing stories

DO YOU HAVE GREAT IDEAS FOR STORIES?

DO YOU HAVE AN ITCH TO WRITE?

THEN WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The VUB's Arabic Language Classes are a major hit. But we need help with the school books.

WE NEED STORIES!

WE WELCOME STORIES FROM ANYONE IN THE VUB COMMUNITY WITH A PASSION FOR OR INTEREST IN WRITING!

We need fairy tales and stories to teach the children (aged between 6 and 15) Arabic. After any necessary editing, the fairy tales and stories will be translated into Arabic to be used in the class rooms to teach secular Arabic, either in text form, or some will be converted into comics.

The school books currently use four characters: Toni, a European 6 year old boy, his sister Laura who is 4, Sara who is a 6 year old girl from an Arabic background, and her brother Sami who is 12. You do not have to use these characters in your stories or fairy tales, but you can if you want to. 

What do we need?

  • Maximum 4 sides of A4
  • In English
  • Submit your story by the latest 1 May 2018

What do you get?

  • Your name will be published alongside the story in the school books (unless you specifically request us you do not want this)
  • An invitation to the class graduation on 5 May 2018 to receive a small gift. 

You can submit as many stories as you like, just fill in the form again and upload the next story, and so on. 

We will edit the texts as necessary. All copyright will go to VUB International Relations office for the Arabic Language Classes project, and we will ask you to sign a document after you have submitted your story. 

More information on the Arabic Language classes project including a video is found online. The VUB Foundation has it listed as one of their projects as well (in Dutch only).

Alternatively, email Sami.Azar@vub.be with any questions you may have. 

Please upload your story (in a word document) HERE.

And above all, have fun writing!