DI-VE 1208/2014: The IXth edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival organized by Inizjamed will be held on Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September, at the Msida Bastion Historic Garden, in FLORIANA, with the participation of Noria Adel (Algeria), Clare Azzopardi (Malta), Antoine Cassar (Malta), Marc Delouze (France), Abdulrazak Gurnah (UK), Walid Nabhan (Malta), Bel Olid (Catalonia, Spain), Marlene Saliba (Malta), Peter Semolič (Slovenia), Giacomo Sferlazzo (Lampedusa), and Anna Szabó (Hungary).
Entrance to all events is free. Short poetry films from Reel
Festivals, and one directed by Kenneth Scicluna on two poems by Doreen
Micallef and sponsored by V18, will be shown during the festival.
The writers will be in Malta throughout the first week of September
to take part in the LAF Malta Literary Translation Workshop. They will
be translating each other’s works into their languages, and reading some
of these translations during the three nights of the festival. This
year’s edition is celebrating the European Day of Languages.
Two exciting Maltese bands Plato’s Dream Machine (Thursday) and
Kantilena (Friday and Saturday) will be playing music from the albums
they have just released, respectively Għera and...read on.