Miriam CALLEJA

Miriam Calleja is a bilingual poet and Maltese wordsmith. Her poetry collections, Pomegranate Heart (EDE Books, 2015), Inside Skin (EDE Books, 2016), and Stranger Intimacy (Stamparija Reljic, 2020) have been described as ‘fresh’, ‘intimate’, and ‘sensual’. She has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies worldwide, such as For the Silent by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Please Hear What I’m Not Saying by Fly on the Wall Press, and Magic by The Gloucestershire Poetry Society. Her work has been translated into Slovene, Greek, Romanian, French, Norwegian, German, and Frisian.

In 2017, she was recognised by the Network of Young Women Leaders as a leading female artist in Malta. In 2018 she received an honourable mention for the national poetry competition Mons. Amante Buontempo. In 2018 she was long-listed for the Troubadour International Prize. She has read at events in Malta, the UK, Italy, Germany, San Francisco, and New York.

She dedicates her time to facilitating creative writing workshops, performing and writing for performances or publications. Miriam believes that poetry and prose are tools for storytelling that encourage unity, connection, and understanding. She has great faith in collaboration as a key to communication.

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  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • MuntPunt
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • LOFT 58
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Swedish Institute
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Commission européenne
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa