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

Iceland Writers Retreat author readings hosted in conjunction with Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature

Iceland Writers Retreat author readings hosted in conjunction with Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature

In celebration of the fourth Iceland Writers Retreat, we will are thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting an evening of author readings in conjunction with Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Iðnó building, by the Reykjavik city lake, at 8 pm on Tuesday, April 4th and will feature readings by this year’s fabulous Iceland Writers Retreat faculty. The evening will be moderated once again by the wonderful Egill Helgason.

Our Featured Authors are: Olof Palme Prize winner Carsten Jensen; bestselling author Bret Anthony Johnston; New York Times bestselling author Chris Cleave; author and Iceland Writers Retreat alumna Claudia Casper; chef and author David Lebovitz; Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan; author, ethnologist and journalist Vilborg Davíðsdóttir; Man Booker Prize shortlist nominee Madeleine Thien; bestselling author Meg Wolitzer; Somerset Maugham Prize winner Nadifa Mohamed; Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse winner Paul Murray; and, author of The Paris Wife Paula McLain.

For more information in both Icelandic and English see our Facebook event

 

 

 

 

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