Iceland Writers Retreat Co-Founder Eliza Reid will be in Toronto soon talking about why Iceland is a great destination for people who love writing and literature. Continue reading
The economy dive hit me hard. I’m a writer by trade, but not the fun kind, which left me little time to work on my own creative projects, let alone remember what they were. Going to a writing retreat was out of the question — who had the time or money? So when Eliza called to tell me I’d been granted an award to travel to Iceland and study with renowned authors, I nearly dropped to the floor.
Words and Photos by Elliott Brandsma
Iceland’s cool, windy climate has made coffee the beverage of choice for most Reykjavík residents. As a result, the island nation’s bustling capital city boasts a flourishing coffee shop culture, with unique cafés lining seemingly every street in the downtown area. As April rapidly approaches, the Iceland Writers Retreat has gathered a list of the six coziest coffee joints in Reykjavíkʼs city center, where writers of all tastes, styles, and temperaments can grab a cup-of-joe while typing up their literary masterpieces.
Iceland Writers Retreat co-founder Eliza Reid gave 10 insider tips to travelers visiting Iceland in this piece for the Toronto Star.