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Kimmery Martin’s Guide to Iceland

Kimmery Martin’s Guide to Iceland

Kimmery Martin has shared her experiences about the Iceland Writers Retreat on her blog. She writes that the event had “an invigorating cosmopolitan feel,” thanks to participants who attended from 20 countries. The story has many interesting photographs and practical information on travelling in Iceland, whether for the IWR or not.

 You can read the full story on Kimmery’s website.

 

 

Five reasons to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat

Five reasons to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat

DIYMFA published a list of five reasons to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat, by 2017 participant Sara Letourneau. “I came home from this trip inspired, clear-headed, and ready to return to writing after a month where my confidence in my craft had pretty much shattered. And for that, I am profoundly grateful for the IWR experience,” she writes.

Sara’s top five reasons to attend are:

  1. A Wide Variety of Workshops, Led by Internationally Acclaimed Writers
  2. It’s Smaller Yet More Global Than Most Writing Conferences
  3. Excursions in Reykjavik and the Icelandic Countryside
  4. Immersion in Iceland’s History and Culture
  5. The Camaraderie and Shared Understanding Between Writers

Read the full article here.

 

#5onFri: Five Reasons to Attend the Iceland Writers Retreat

 

 

“Why the Iceland Writers Retreat is simply perfect”

“Why the Iceland Writers Retreat is simply perfect”

Dorothyanne attended the Iceland Writers Retreat for the first time this year.

In a personal blog about the experience, she writes: “To say it was life-changing sounds trite and overblown, but it was so for me. … It feels intimate, safe, friendly, warm, and oh so supportive.”

Dorothyanne discusses her workshops, which were led by an “overwhelmingly spectacular” faculty.

You can read the entire post here:

On being ravished, or why the Iceland Writers Retreat is simply perfect

Our writing competition winner is announced!

Our writing competition winner is announced!

For the third year in a row, we have partnered with Iceland Travel to run a competition to win a spot at the Iceland Writers Retreat. This year’s theme was “Iceland — Regard The Moon” and we received over 350 submissions from the around the world.

The winner of the competition is Heidi Ball from the UK, with her story “White Light”. Continue reading