Immanuel Mifsud was commissioned to write a poem for Commonwealth Day by the Commonwealth Education Trust. He read the poem, "The Book", during a service officiated by Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey on 13th March 2017.
Between 7 and 10 December 2016 Immanuel Mifsud participated in the New Literature from Europe Festival in New York. During the festival he spoke on a panel discussing Poetry in Motion and on another panel discussing the Art of the Short Story. On the final night he read an excerpt from his award winning novel Jutta Heim.
On 15 February 2017 Immanuel Mifsud gave a speech at the European Union Delegation in Washington DC, titled "A Rock, a Boat and a Big Blue Sky", in which he spoke of travel and emigration. After the speech he read poems of his translated into English by Ruth Ward. The evening, forming part of the series "Conversations in Culture" was jointly organised by the European Union Delegation and the Maltese Embassy in Washington DC.
On 16 February 2017 Immanuel Mifsud became the first ever Maltese artist and academic to address an audience at the Library of Congress. He was invited by the Library of Congress to give a reading and was also interviewed at length by Lucia Wolf, librarian in charge of the European Division. Click for full webcast and transcript.
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