The XIIth edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival organised by Inizjamed will be held on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August 2017, at Fort St Elmo, in Valletta, at 20:00. The pre-Festival events start on Sunday 20 August. Entrance to all events is free.
Twelve writers from nine countries are reading at the festival, which also features Maltese and foreign poetry films, Maltese jazz bands, a book stall, a book binding stand by Kotba Calleja, drinks and a selection of food provided by Migrant Women Association Malta.
The authors participating in this XIIth edition are Asja Bakić (Bosnia Herzegovina), Mourid Barghouti (Palestine), Lilia Ben Romdhane (Tunisia), Jean Portante (Luxembourg), Zoë Skoulding (Wales), Ma Thida (Myanmar), Arvis Viguls (Latvia), Gjoko Zdraveski (Republic of Macedonia), and John Aquilina, Mark Camilleri, Immanuel Mifsud, and Alfred Sant from Malta.
Readings will be mostly in Maltese and English, but some short works will also be read in their original language.
The 2017 edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival and the Malta LAF translation workshop are being held in partnership with Arts Council Malta and Literature Across Frontiers, and with the support of Valletta 2018 Foundation, Heritage Malta, Għaqda tal-Malti – Università, the volunteers of Tal-Kultura, and Studio Solipsis. The MMLF is the recipient of the EFFE, Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe label.
More information is available on Facebook on pages of Inizjamed Malta and the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival 2017 and at inizjamedmalta.wordpress.com.