IWR alumni wins Brittle Paper Literary Award

IWR alumni wins Brittle Paper Literary Award

The 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Award winners have been announced, and IWR alumni Megan Ross has won in the fiction category! They said of her work: “A study of intimacy and companionship set in Thailand and South Africa, a reflection on love and language, on foreknowledge and inevitability, “Farang” is wrought in visual prose so lyrical and controlled it moves like a spring.”

Ross was the winner of IWR’s first-ever Alumni Award, and attended the Retreat in 2016. Read about her experience here, and if you are interested in following in her footsteps, you have until next week to apply for the Alumni Award for 2018’s Retreat!

 

Self-Doubt, Socializing, and Success: Reflecting on What the Iceland Writers Retreat Taught Me about Being a Writer

Self-Doubt, Socializing, and Success: Reflecting on What the Iceland Writers Retreat Taught Me about Being a Writer

Writers are notorious introverts. We’re wonderful in our own heads but sometimes face challenges socializing in groups. So what happens when you put 120 writers together for a four-day writing conference? The answer: the international whirlwind that was the fourth annual Iceland Writers Retreat.

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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.

 

 

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