Cassi Camilleri | Chairman

Cassi Camilleri is a writer based in Malta. She began her journey as PA and screenplay analyst for FishCorb Films; a Spanish-US outfit that produced Ben Hur for ABC and PRO Zieben. Becoming ever more obsessed with stories and their craft, she dove back into education. Looking to further her studies, Cassi left home shores for Napier Edinburgh University in Scotland.

She has written the short film “Sħab”, directed by Martin Bonniċi, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Best Short Film at the Valletta Film Festival. She also contributed to the development of the transmedia project “The Tower of Fables” for Immortal Transmedia where she worked as a Development Executive.

She is now is now a freelance writer working across various platforms and media, a story analyst and consultant.

 

Walid Nabhan | General Secretary

Walid Nabhan was born in Amman, Jordan in 1966. His family originated in a small village in the outskirts of Hebron, Palestine. Walid took his first education in United Nations schools in Amman. He arrived in Malta in 1990 where he studied laboratory technology. In 1998 he graduated in Biomedical Sciences from Bristol University in England. In 2003 he gained a masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from University of Malta He published two collections of short stories in Maltese; ‘Lura d-Dar u ġrajjet oħra li ma ġrawx’, 2009 and ‘Leħen tal-Fuħħar’, 2012, and one novel ‘l-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji’. His poetry and articles have appeared in several publications and anthologies.

 

Amy Borg | Treasurer

Amy Borg graduated from the University of North Carolina’s creative writing program, where she focused her studies on the genre of creative non-fiction. Since then, she has contributed primarily to local publications and grassroots creative projects, acting as chief editor for Headwaters creative arts magazine; expanding Asheville’s monthly Juniper Bends reading series; and, more recently in Malta, working with the facilitators of the “Stejjer Imfewħa” project to cultivate cross-cultural narratives related to ethnobotany. Despite her non-fiction focus, she continues to work in a variety of genres and styles, ranging from children’s fantasy, to prose poetry, to experimental projects for print and web.