On Wednesday, 23rd August, Inizjamed will be organising the sixteenth Open Mic at Maori, just a stone’s throw away from Fort St Elmo, the location of The Mediterranean Literature Festival itself which will start the day after featuring twelve local and international authors.

Facing the Mediterranean Sea itself, where the breakwater softens the wrath of the waves, you are invited to read a poem or a story, even a mixture of both, perform a stand-up sketch, play or sing something original. Like the Festival itself, where the official language will be translation, at the Open Mic every language or sound is welcome.

Special guests for the night will be  Roger West and Kate Rex, two poets and translators who have worked behind the scenes for various editions of the Festival.

As always, entrance and participation are free. For more information, contact us at [email protected]m