Writing Spaces | British and Maltese writers

Three acclaimed British writers will be participating in a seminar called ‘Writing Spaces’ on Saturday 22nd January 2011.

Patricia Duncker, Maureen Freely, and Simon Mawer will join Maltese writers and publishers in an informal setting. The discussions will focus on literary translation, publishing and editing, the writing process, and place, history and the novel.

Other participants include Petra Bianchi, Ivan Callus, Dominic Fenech, Adrian Grima, Chris Gruppetta, Gloria Lauri Lucente and Clare Thake Vassallo. The seminar will take place from 9.00 to 14.00 hrs at the University of Malta’s Valletta Campus (Old University Building) in St Paul’s Street, Valletta. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The registration fee is 10 euros. For further information please contact michelle.sammut@um.edu.mt or mt.information@britishcouncil.org , or call 23403082 or 9949 3003.

Adrian Grima will be taking part in a session on “Literary Translation” at 10.00 with Maureen Freely chaired by Clare Thake Vassallo.

This event is organised by the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta, together with the British Council.


08.30 Registration

09.00 “Writing Spaces”. Patricia Duncker with Maureen Freely and Simon Mawer

10.00 “Literary Translation”. Clare Thake Vassallo with Maureen Freely and Adrian Grima

10.50 Coffee and Sandwiches

11.30 “Publishing and Editing”. Ivan Callus with Patricia Duncker and Chris Gruppetta

12.20 “Place, History and the Novel”. Petra Bianchi with Simon Mawer and Dominic Fenech

13.10 “The Writing Process”. Gloria Lauri Lucente with Patricia Duncker, Maureen Freely & Simon Mawer

14.00 End



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