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Festival Mediterranju tal-Letteratura ta Malta / Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival
Full Programme 2017

Full Programme 2017


Pre-Festival Events


Sunday 20th August, at 8.00pm | Blitz, 68 Triq Santa Luċija, Valletta

High Literature / Pop Culture

Moderator: Ramona Depares. Speakers: Zoë Skoulding, Immanuel Mifsud, Arvis VigulsAsja Bakić.


Tuesday 22th August, 8.00pm, Malta School of Art, 106, Old Bakery Street, Valletta

Poetry as Public Space

Moderator: Antoine Cassar. Speakers: Lilia Ben Romdhane, Zoë Skoulding, Gjoko Zdraveski


Wednesday 23 August, 8.00pm, Maori Bar, Triq il-Lanċa, Valletta

Palk Ħieles/Open Mic

Open to performances by writers and singer-songwriters

Featuring Roger West and Kate Rex


Friday 25 August, 7.00pm, Fort St Elmo, Valletta

The Double Agent: Literature for Sale

A presentation about promoting writers and works by Portuguese publishing consultants from Booktailors, Luís Coimbra and Paulo Ferreira


Saturday 26 August, 7.00pm, Fort St Elmo, Valletta

Speed Dating: Face to face with Literatures in Europe

Representatives from European literary organizations and institutions have 5 minutes to share information about opportunities in the field of literature and publishing

Alexandra Büchler and Siân Williams from Literature Across Frontiers and Literary Europe Live; Mika Buljević from Kulturtreger|Booksa, Zagreb; Juta Pīrāga from the International Writers and Translators House, Latvia; and Judit Böröcz from the Petöfi Literary Museum, Budapest.



The Festival programme, 8.00pm, Fort St Elmo, Valletta


Thursday 24th August 

John Aquilina (poetry)

Lilia Ben Romdhane (poetry)

Film by Nicky Aquilina and Lyanne Mifsud of Maria Grech Ganado’s poem “Relazzjoni”

Gjoko Zdraveski (poetry)

Ma Thida (prose), interviewed by Clare Azzopardi

Live music Sandro Zerafa (guitar) and Oliver Degabriele (double bass)


Friday 25th August

Mark Camilleri (prose)

Jean Portante (poetry, prose)

Film by Trevor Borg of Victor Fenech’s poem “Fuq Għoljiet Dingli”

Asja Bakić (poetry, prose)

Alfred Sant (prose), interviewed by Mark Vella

Live music by John Bartolo (drums) and Jimmy Bartolo (guitar)

Parallel workshop for children of all ages, 8.00pm – 11.00pm, Oħloq Kultura


Saturday 26th August

Zoë Skoulding (poetry)

Immanuel Mifsud (poetry, prose)

Film, “Off the Trail” (2015), by Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan, of Gary Snyder‘s poem “Endless Streams and Mountains”

Arvis Viguls (poetry)

Mourid Barghouti (poetry, prose, interviewed by Norbert Bugeja

Live music by John Bartolo (drums) and Jimmy Bartolo (guitar)