Valletta
The Malta Book Festival 2018
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Triq l-Isptar, Valletta
Festival
Festival

The Malta Book Festival is the most prominent and prestigious book celebration of the year, which will take place at MCC, Valletta, starting from Wednesday 7 November 2018 and going on till Sunday 11 November 2018. 

The full programme will be published in the second week of September and will later be delivered in printed form to all households in Malta and Gozo. 

As is customary, the Festival will open with a conference, which this year will be themed on Literature and Diaspora and will be led by a number of foreign and local authors, among them Lou Drofenik, the Maltese-Australian writer who won the National Book Prize 2017 with her novel The Confectioner’s Daughter. The foreign authors attending the conference are Philip O’Ceallaigh, Vera Duarte, and Nikola Petkovic.

On weekday mornings the Festival will welcome school visits and a special programme of cultural and fun activities has been prepared for these visits, including drama pieces, reading activities and meetings with writers. The Malta School of Music, The Malta Arts School and the Malta Drama and Dance school will also contribute to the morning events with literary-themed performances and a visual art installation.

Among the innovations of this year’s edition, there will also be a performance by the duo Danusan and the tickets for the performance will be redeemable as vouchers for books on sale in the exhibition halls of MCC during the Festival. The tickets will be available for sale online in the first week of September.

Another important innovation for 2018 is the extension of the exhibition space – this year’ edition will include an extra hall for exhibitors and an extension of the activity areas for the many book presentations, discussion, launches and cultural activities that will take place. Later on we will also be revealing the name of a renowned international author as this year’s special guest.

 


Dates
7th November 2018 09:00 - 13:00
7th November 2018 17:30 - 21:30
8th November 2018 09:00 - 13:00
8th November 2018 17:30 - 21:30
9th November 2018 09:00 - 13:00
9th November 2018 17:30 - 21:30
10th November 2018 09:30 - 22:30
11th November 2018 08:30 - 21:30
Upcoming Events
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Gozo
28th September 2018 - 31st August 2019
Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi, Gozo

Exhibition
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Jamming session
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29th March 2019

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30th March 2019
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Concert
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30th March 2019
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Concert
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30th - 31st March 2019
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Theatre
Mgarr
31st March 2019
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Trek
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31st March 2019
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Parade
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Performance
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Music Festival
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Performance
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6th - 8th April 2019
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Food event
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7th April 2019
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Trek
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13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th & 20th April 2019
A theatrical piece about the Maltese character

Theatre
Mdina
14th April 2019
Explore the beauty of Malta with the whole family!

Trek
St Paul's Bay
20th April 2019
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Party
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25th April 2019
The perfect mix between inspiration and fun

Seminar
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26th April 2019
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Music Festival
Zebbug
28th April 2019
Join this walk in nature!

Trek
Malta
29th April - 10th May 2019
This one is for the music lovers!

Music Festival
Valletta
30th April 2019
Simply magical...

Performance
Marsascala
3rd - 6th May 2019

Music Festival
Qormi
4th & 5th May 2019
Satisfy your sweet tooth!

Food event
Qormi
4th - 5th May 2019
Making all your sweet dreams come true!

Food event
Ta' Qali
10th - 12th May 2019
An event for all gadget geeks out there!

Expo
Mdina
19th May 2019
Enjoy the music!

Music
St Julian's
22nd - 25th May 2019
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Seminar
Valletta
3rd June 2019
A performance which will surely be a delight to the ears

Concert
Valletta
5th June 2019

Film Screening
Valletta
6th & 30th June 2019

Theatre
Ta' Qali
7th - 27th June 2019
Malta's annual trade fair is back!

Trade fair
Valletta
23rd June - 14th July 2019
The Valletta Film Festival is Malta’s largest cinematic event!

Film festival
Siggiewi
29th June 2019
Going traditional for this yearly feast!

Feast
Birgu
6th July 2019
Enjoy wine for a good cause surrounded by some Birgu's oldest fortifications and picturesque views!

Charity event
Mdina
17th - 21st July 2019
Even bigger this year!

Food event
Valletta
31st July 2019
Broadcast Live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Cinema
Valletta
8th - 11th August 2019

Wine Festival
Zebbug
14th - 16th August 2019
Glitch is back!

Music Festival
Nadur, Gozo
23rd - 25th August 2019

Wine Festival
Floriana
24th August 2019
Malta's annual concert is back!

Concert
Valletta
14th September 2019
Marching together!

March