Gozo Summer Book Festival two-day programme announced

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Summer Book Festival Gozo programme announcedThe The two-day programme of events has been announced for this year’s Summer Book Festival in Gozo.

This second edition of the Festival, organised by the National Book Council, will have activities for the public on both days.

Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana and the executive director of the National Book Council, Mr Mark Camilleri, will open the Festival.

The cultural programme includes Open Mic sessions, readings of local works of literature, literacy and literary activities, and a guided tour through Victoria visiting the houses of Gozitan poets.

These activities are being organised in collaboration with publishers Horizons, Faraxa and Pjattaforma, local NGO Inizjamed, and a number of Gozitan and Maltese writers and artists.

There will be nine participants exhibiting their books – Midsea Books, Faraxa, Merlin, Pjattaforma, Heritage Malta, Horizons, Uptrend, SKS, and Agius and Agius.

Local publications will be put on display during the Festival and available for purchase by the public

The Festival will be held at the Exhibition Hall, Ministry for Gozo in Victoria, on the 22nd and 23rd of June. Opening hours are 10:00am till 1:00pm and from 4:00pm till 7:00pm on both days.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and take part in the activities.

The two-day programme of events is as follows:

Friday 22nd June

9:45 am: 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: From visual art to writing with Maxine Attard

Saturday 23rd June

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

11:00 am: Guided tour of Victoria 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: Screening of the film Dar Ir-Rummien, based on a short story by the same name from the collection of short stories Dak li l-lejl ihallik tghid by Pierre J. Mejlak

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

For more updates on the festival follow the National Book Council page on Facebook and the Council’s website.

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