Between 4 and 8 October 2017 Immanuel Mifsud participated in the Festivalul Internațional de Literatură și Traducere held annually in Iași (Romania).
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.
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.
Between 19 and 29 October 2017 Immanuel Mifsud participated in the prestigious International Festival of Authors held annually in Toronto (Canada). This was the first time ever that a Maltese writer was invited to read during this festival.
Udjenza produced a musical version of Immanuel Mifsud's very successful poetry collection for children Paramm Paramm. The show ran between 31 March and 2 April 2023. Score composed by Kris spiteri and directed by Marta Vella.
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.
13th July 2018. Skopje Blues & Other Poems from Macedonia launched at the Pelister Hotel, Skopje.
Immanuel Mifsud returns to the theatre, directing his own free adaptation of Ġużè Diacono's classic play L-Għarusa (The Bride). Produced by Teatru Malta, at the Old Armoury in Birgu between 21-31 October 2022.
Photo credit: Marceline Galea in the leading role.
Copyright Elisa von Brockdorff/Teatru Malta (2022).
Double launch in Belgrade (Serbia). 23 May 2018, the Serbian version of Jutta Heim and In the Name of the Father (and of the Son) are launched simultaneously by publishing houses Treci Trg and Kontrast.
Immanuel Mifsud during the launch of the Arabic version of Jutta Heim, at the Cairo International Book Fair, February 2018
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.
Immanuel Mifsud's Ħuta won the National Book Award for Poetry (2016).
4th July 2018, Theatre Anon is performing Daqsxejn ta' Requiem lil Leli, set to music by Kris Spiteri with visuals by Vince Briffa, at the Malta International Arts Festival.
Theatre Anon in collaboration with Teatru Malta produced Immanuel Mifsud's script Dik is-Siġra f'Nofs ta' Triq. Written in verse, the play ran between 16 June and 2 July 2023 to packed houses at MCAST campus, Paola. The play not only drew large audiences but also had impressive reviews by cultural journalists, Lara Zammit and Ramona Depares.,
Photo credit: Paul Portelli (The tree) and Charlotte Stafrace (The Woman who Dreams Aloud).
Copyright: Nic Mifsud (2023)
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