The XIIth edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival organized by Inizjamed will be held from 24 to 26 August at Fort St Elmo, in Valletta. Twelve writers from eight countries are reading in the festival, which also features Maltese and foreign poetry films, Maltese jazz bands, a book stall, a book binding stand, drinks and food. Entrance to all events is free. The pre-Festival events start on 20 August 2017.
This year’s festival features two Literary Europe Live’s New Voices from Europe 2017: the Bosnian writer and translator Asja Bakić and Latvian poet, translator and literary critic Arvis Viguls.
Alongside them, the festival will present Mourid Barghouti (Palestine), Lilia Ben Romdhane (Tunisia), Jean Portante (Luxembourg), Zoë Skoulding (Wales), Ma Thida (Myanmar), Gjoko Zdraveski (Republic of Macedonia), and John Aquilina, Mark Camilleri, Immanuel Mifsud, and Alfred Sant from Malta.
The writers will also take part in the Malta LAF Literary Translation Workshop led by Keith Borg and Nadia Mifsud. They will be translating each other’s works, and reading some of these translations during the festival.
The festival and literary translation workshop are part of the Literary Europe Live platform co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU.
More details about the festival programme are available on Inizjamed’s website.