Twelve writers from nine countries are reading at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, which also features Maltese and foreign poetry films, Maltese musicians, a book stall, a book binding stand by Kotba Calleja, drinks and a selection of food provided by CORE GREEN Organic & Fair Trade.
The writers participating in this Festival are Rasha Abbas (Siria/Germany) | Astrid Alben (United Kingdom) | Rena Balzan (Malta) | Antoine Cassar (Malta) | Yolanda Castaño (Galicia) | Sampurna Chattarji (India) | Elizabeth Grech (Malta) | Eric Ngalle Charles (Cameroon/Wales) | Yolanda Pantin (Venezuela) | Davide
Rondoni (Italy) | Habib Tengour (Algeria/France)| Loranne Vella (Malta).
The Festival will start with 2 discussions. An Open Mic will then follow and it will then be concluded with 3 nights at Fort St Elmo. During the final 3 nights, four authors will read their work together with their translated work concluded during the workshops held by Inizjamed. Readings will be mostly in Maltese and English but some short works will also be read in their original language. An interview with one of the authors will also be held every night. During the first 2 nights, the band Tact will be guests while the band Djun will play on the final night. Poetry films will also be shown.
Entrance to all events are free.
Inizjamed is organising this Festival with the support of the Malta Council of Arts and the Cultural Partnership Agreement. The Festival is also collaborating with Literature Across Frontiers, Creative Europe and l-Għaqda tal-Malti – Università. This Festival has been given an international accreditation through the EFFE Europe for Festival, Festival for Europe trademark. The Festival is also part of the Phoenicians’ Route recognised by the Council of Europe and the EU COSME project for cultural tourism TRAMES.