Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another poetry evening by MPA at Floriana

The participants of the Poetry Evening organized by the Ghaqda Poeti Maltin (Maltese Poets Association): myself, Salvu Sammut, , Joe Abela, Rina Camilleri, Frans Borg, Joe Bonnici, Lino Grech, John Mallia, Leanne Ellul, Emmanuel Attard Cassar, Raymond Grech, Therese Pace, Charles Magro and Alfred Massa. The man in orange with the guitar is Walter Micallef.

Last Friday 28th March the Maltese Poets Association organized a Poetry Evening at the Centre for Frangiscan Culture at 7 p.m., in Floriana, Malta. Secretary, Charles Magro, presented the evening and included poetry crit during intervals. President, Alfred Massa, made the introductory discourse and asked if some day in the future here in Malta there would be organized a National Conference regarding Religious Poetry in Malta. Members and people interested actively participated during the Evening by reading poetry in Maltese, English and Italian. Poets who read their poetry were Alfred Massa, Charles Magro, Emmanuel Attard Cassar, Therese Pace, Raymond Grech, Leanne Ellul, Rina Camilleri, Lino Grech, Joseph Bonnici, Frans Borg, Joe Abela, Salvu Sammut, John Mallia and me.
I also read a short study about Saint Francis in Dante Alighieri's Divine Commedy. Folk singer and guitarist Walter Micallef sang some of his best songs at intervals.
The Group of Fangiscan Families offered a small reception after the Evening.

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