Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival is back

Seven writers from five countries to take part.
A past event by Inizjamed. Photo: Facebook

This year’s edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival organised by Inizjamed will be held between August 21 and 26. All events are going to be held at the Valletta Design Cluster and Fort St. Elmo, in Valletta.

Seven writers from five countries are reading at the festival, which also features poetry films, a jazz band, local singers, a book stall curated by Mallia & D’Amato, drinks and a selection of food. The authors participating in this edition are Tanja Bakić from Montenegro, Adania Shibli from Palestine, Joelle Taylor from the United Kingdom, Karin Tidbeck from Sweden and Claudia Gauci, Maria Grech Ganado and Simone Inguanez from Malta.

Readings will be mostly in Maltese and English, but some short works will also be read in their original language. This year’s festival is supported by Arts Council Malta through the Investment in Cultural Organisations fund.

The Festival is also part of the Literary Europe Live platform funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and managed by Literature Across Frontiers. The festival is also supported by Valletta Design Cluster, Heritage Malta, l-Għaqda tal-Malti – Università and the Polish Embassy.

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