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