27 - 29 Aug 2015
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fort St Elmo
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Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival 2015

The 10th edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, organised by Inizjamed, will be held on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August at Fort St Elmo at 8pm.

Eleven writers from eight different countries will be coming together to read at the festival, which will also feature Maltese and foreign poetry films, three Maltese jazz and alternative music bands, a book stall, and food and drinks. Entrance to all events is free.

As part of the run-up to the festival, a talk by Moëz Majed on the situation in Tunisia since the Revolution of Dignity and Freedom of 2010 will be held at the library of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta on Tuesday 25th August. This event, which is free and open to everyone, is being hosted by the Mediterranean Institute in collaboration with Inizjamed and will be chaired by Norbert Bugeja.

Some of the literature read during the festival might require an adult audience.

The writers will be in Malta throughout the last week of August to take part in the Malta LAF Literary Translation Workshop. They will be translating each other’s works, and reading some of these translations during the festival.

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Image: The eleven writers from eight different countries

 

Festival Programme

Tuesday 25th August at 7pm (Library at the University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq, Msida)

Talk by Moëz Majed on the situation in Tunisia since the Revolution of Dignity and Freedom of 2010

 

Thursday 27th August at 8pm (Fort St Elmo)

Film by Reel Festivals, presented by Caldon Mercieca
Efe Duyan (Turkey) – Poet
Nadia Mifsud (Malta) – Poet and short story writer
James Vella (UK/Malta) – Short story writer and novelist
Tamim Barghouthi (Palestine/Egypt) – Prize-winning poet and political scientist, interviewed by Walid Nabhan
Music by Brodu

 

Friday 28th August at 8pm (Fort St Elmo)

Film by Reel Festivals, presented by Caldon Mercieca
Moëz Majed (Tunisia) – Poet
Trevor Żahra (Malta) – Novelist
Jana Putrle Srdić (Slovenia) – Poet
Hisham Matar (Libya/UK), – Novelist, interviewed by Albert Gatt
Music by Nadine Axisa

 

Saturday 29th August at 8pm (Fort St Elmo)

John Bonello (Malta) – Novelist
Ried Ikun Jaf by Mario Azzopardi, commissioned by the Fondazzjoni Valletta 2018
Norbert Bugeja (Malta) – Poet and academic
Dame Marina Warner (UK) – Novelist and academic, interviewed by Gloria Lauri-Lucente
Music by Oliver Degabriele feat. Joe Debono and Joseph Camilleri

 

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