When introducing Immanuel Mifsud, Dr Lucia Wolf, literary critic and librarian at the LoC, underlined that this was the first time ever since its foundation in 1800 that the Library had invited a Maltese national to present an event. Both H.E. Pierre Clive Agius, Ambassador of Malta to the USA, and Prof. Laura Falzon, Arts Council Malta’s representative in the USA, reiterated the historical significance of the event which was not only important for Immanuel Mifsud’s personal career as a writer but also for the Maltese arts in general. During the event, Dr Mifsud read a number of poems and then was interviewed by Dr Wolf. Books by Maltese authors in the Library’s collection were on exhibition before and after the reading.