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IWR 2021 Online April 29 – May 1

Chigozie Obioma leads a workshops during the 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat. Photo: Roman Gerasymenko

The 2021 Iceland Writers Retreat and Iceland Readers Retreat will be virtual, allowing you to take part from anywhere in the world. We’ll have:

  • Twenty-seven live, interactive workshops with many of our most highly reviewed faculty of the previous seven years.
  • Q&A panel(s) for the opportunity to ask your favourite writers about what you’ve always wanted to know.
  • A virtual “book club” with authors discussing some of their own works.
  • Iceland at your doorstep: Panels, readings and fun events that showcase literary Iceland.

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Our specific schedule will be posted here soon. Classes will run live from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. GMT on April 29, April 30, and May 1. We hope to allow people to watch them later for a limited time.

Anyone is welcome to sign up. Participants have access to all the workshops that are offered (though there will be three running simultaneously), as well as the other events, which will include at least one lecture or panel with Icelandic authors and two Q&A panels with some of the 2021 faculty. The registration fee is ISK 30,000 (about $235 US. There is a currency calculator by the registration link).

ONLINE OPTIONS

Our 2021 Faculty

 We have asked some of our most popular former instructors to reprise their workshops from their time in Iceland, or to lead an interactive “book club” style discussion.

Click on the author’s name to read their bio and find out about what they are teaching.

W= Writing workshop

B= Book-club style discussion

Q= Taking part in an author Q&A discussion

IWR 2021 Schedule

All times GMT (Iceland). That's: +1 for UK / -4 for EST / -7 for PST. Schedule subject to amendments if we need to make a faculty change.

Iceland Writers Retreat 2021

April 28 – May 2, 2021

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Past Faculty

Iceland Writers Retreat 2021

April 28 – May 2, 2021

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Á Íslensku

Ritlistarnámskeiðið Iceland Writers Retreat verður haldið í sjöunda sinn dagana 28. apríl – 2. maí, 2021. Í þetta sinn verður námskeiðið stafrænt á netinu. Á námskeiðinu gefst rithöfundum og fólki sem hefur bók í bígerð kostur á að taka þátt í námskeiðum og vinnustofum sem þaulreyndir höfundar og ritstjórar sjá um. Námskeiðið verður á ensku.

Auk námskeiða og vinnustofa fá ráðstefnugestir að kynnast hinum ríka bókmenntaarfi Íslendinga í gegnum kynningar af ýmsu tagi.

Iceland Writers Retreat er ætlað að höfða til erlendra gesta sem vilja æfa sig í skrifum og kynnast um leið sögu, menningu og náttúrufegurð Íslands. Heimafólk getur líka skráð sig á námskeiðið.

Ég held að IWR sé mikill hvalreki fyrir íslenska bókmenningu. Leiðbeinendur á heimsmælikvarða ásamt þáttakendum færa heim fjölbreytt og góð áhrif.”

–Andri Snær Magnason

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