05 - 07 Apr 2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
University of Malta


The third edition of the University Book Festival – also known as the Campus Book Fest – will be organised by the Għaqda tal-Malti – Università and the National Book Council.

The Festival will take place from the 5th to the 7th April, and will be open from 9am till 2pm and 4pm till late.

Several publishers and distributors will be participating in this year’s edition of the festival with their own stand space and a selection of books. BDL, EDE, Inizjamed/Edizzjoni Skarta, Faraxa, Horizons, Sensiela Kotba Soċjalisti and the Student’s Philosophical Society are but a few who will be present.

Along with the above, the Għaqda tal-Malti and the National Book Council will also be present at the festival tent to answer your queries and give out tokens to the first hundred visitors.

Several activities will be also put up, ranging from workshops to films, from readings to discussions, and so on. The activities will be held by Mark Scicluna and Moira Zahra, ESO, Insite, Faraxa Books, KSU, Highlight Arts, Glen Calleja, Trevor Żahra, Fat Lady Productions, The National Council for the Maltese Language, Akkademja tal-Malti, Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb, TAĦŻIŻ, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Miriam Calleja, Mistura, Michael Spagnol, Graphic Novels Library, and DESA.

The University Library will be opening its doors to students and visitors with a series of interesting activities and tours to less accessible areas of the library. The Għaqda tal-Malti will be exhibiting the photos submitted for the competition Ħudli Ritratt, which is open till the 1st of April. Matthew Schembri will also be setting up an art installation, namely Ixorbu l-Kotba.

This year’s special festival guest is the Icelandic writer Gerður Kristný, who will be joining us on campus for special events scheduled on each of the three days. On the 6th April, Kristný will be giving a workshop related to the re-writing of Norse Mythology and on the 7th April, we will be closing off the festival with a reading of her work followed by a Q&A session.

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