Watch: Malta Together time capsule book launched in aid of charity

Inspiring new book ‘Malta Together Time Capsule: A Collection of Art and Creative Writing During Covid’ celebrates the spirit of Malta during the outbreak of Covid19.

Malta Together has launched an inspiring book that features a number of short stories and poems in English and Maltese, as well as various artwork, all created by adults and children within the local community during the outbreak of Covid-19 in Malta.

The Malta Together Time Capsule was sponsored entirely by the Iniala Group and has been awarded as a gift to all the winners of the Malta Together competitions, whose works features in the book.

The book can now also be purchased for €20 from Agenda’s bookshops and online stores and proceeds will go directly towards local charities. Through the sales of the book, Malta Together wishes to raise €10,000 to help local charities continue to do the great work they are doing around the islands.   

As part of the Malta Together initiative, which was launched in March 2020 to help the local community during the partial lockdown, a number of Short Story, Art and Poetry competitions were run to encourage people to be active and creative while they had to stay home and follow the directives issued by the health authorities after the COVID-19 outbreak in Malta.

From gratitude to imagination, adventure to life during or after the pandemic, each competition featured a unique theme that inspired creativity and hope. Impressed by the fantastic work that was submitted, Malta Together has published this book with the winning entries of each competition to showcase the written and artistic talents of the community and document the community’s thoughts, stories and emotions during the challenging months between March and July 2020. The book not only acts as a memoir of this historical period of time, but also gives the community a voice.

Maltatogether Time Capsule
Xandru Grech (Malta Together Ambassador), Amy Falzon Farrugia, Lisa Giordmaina and Lara Giordmaina (winners) & Mark Weingard (Malta Together Founder)

“The winning entries of our competitions have created a fantastic time capsule that we are proud to present in this book, which celebrates the spirit of Malta during this difficult period of our lives. When we look back at 2020, we will remember not only the hardships we suffered but also the creation of a community spirit,” said Mark Weingard, founder of Malta Together.

A small launch, which was held at Iniala’s recently opened restaurant ION – The Harbour, took place last week, during which Malta Together and Iniala’s Founder Mark Weingard shared some words while a couple of children whose poetry and short stories feature in the book also spoke about their experience and read their work out loud. These included sisters Lara and Lisa Giordmania, as well as Amy Falzon Farrugia, who, after winning two of Malta Together’s competitions, was inspired to take part in an international competition which led her to win a two-week scholarship at Cambridge University.

With proceeds going directly to charity, anyone who buys this book will be supporting local charitable causes and helping Malta Together create a silver lining to the cloudy days.

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