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