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