Literary Evening At Ħaġar Qim To Celebrate Local Literature


An evening dedicated to Maltese literature is being held at Ħaġar Qim on Friday 10th September, celebrating this year’s EUPL winner for Malta Lara Calleja’s “Kissirtu Kullimkien“. Here’s what to expect from the event.

Construction of the past meets present

Explaining her thoughts before the event, Calleja is thrilled for the event to be held at Ħaġar Qim. “I never thought I would have an event in the most magical place in Malta. For me, Ħaġar Qim also resonates with the book – as the place itself is appreciative of our past and historic building and structures that tell our stories since the beginning of time”, she reveals.

However, the hosting location also provides a clear cut line between past, present and the state of construction that many people hold a similar outlook towards. “Ħaġar Qim resonates a sense of respect to our past and in itself tells many stories”, Calleja says. “Unlike the ugly, characterless concrete that is uglifying our nation; there’s a sense of dignity in ancient structures that are still standing until this day”.

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Hosted by Creative Europe Desk Malta, those interested can book their place for the 6.30 PM event by sending an e-mail to – it’s a free event, although places are limited.

Excerpts from the book will be read throughout the evening by various actors and activists, accompanied by the sunset, wine and the opportunity to have a chat in the magical site that is Ħaġar Qim.

Hagar Qim, the Neolithic Temple Complex of Malta | Ancient Origins

About the book

The book itself tackles the various construction issues that plague Malta, told in the form of short stories, focusing on a mixture of relevant political issues, but are mostly mentioned within the sidelines of different heartfelt short stories.

Help celebrate Maltese culture by either attending the event, buying the book or doing both!