This is the cultural programme of events for the Summer Book Festival in Gozo 2018 (mobile version). Two full days of activities for the public have been prepared as part of the festival, which will take place at Exhibition Hall, Ministry for Gozo, St. Francis Square, Victoria on 22 and 23 June 2018 from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm on both days.

The festival will include Open Mic sessions, readings of local works of literature, literacy and literary activities, and a guided tour through Rabat visiting the houses of Gozitan poets. The various activities are being run in collaboration with publishers Horizons, Faraxa and Pjattaforma, local NGO Inizjamed, and a number of Maltese and Gozitan writers and artists.

The participating publishers in this event are Midsea Books, Faraxa, Merlin, Pjattaforma, Heritage Malta, Horizons, Uptrend, SKS, and Agius and Agius. Local publications will be put on display and available for purchase by the public.

Updates on the festival can be followed on our event page on Facebook and on our website



Friday 22 June

9:45 am: The Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, and the executive director of the National Book Council, Mark Camilleri, open the Festival.

10:00 am: Open Mic with students and reading by Leanne Ellul

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: BREAK

4:30 pm: Michael Zammit reads excerpts from Il-Metamorfosi ta’ Ovidju (with Pjattaforma) 

5:30 pm: Talk by Prof. Joseph M. Pirotta about the final years of the British rule in Malta


Saturday 23 June

10:00 am: Story-telling as a learning tool (with Faraxa)

11:00 am: Guided tour of Rabat through the houses of Gozitan poets of the past

12:00 noon: Poetry from Gozo (with readings by Charles Bezzina and Joe Camilleri

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: BREAK

4:00 pm: From visual art to writing with Maxine Attard

5:00 pm: Open Mic Session (in collaboration with Inizjamed)

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