The third annual Iceland Writers Retreat kicks off next week, and if you are in Iceland from April 13th-17th, you will have the opportunity to attend three free public events during the retreat.
-On Tuesday, April 12th at 8pm (GMT), the 2016 IWR faculty will be giving a public reading at the iconic Nordic House near the University of Iceland. The event will be live-streamed; you can tune in by clicking on this link. If you would like to attend the event in person, please note that seating is limited, so be sure to arrive on time. You can find more information about the reading here.
-On Thursday, April 14th, in cooperation with the Creative Writing Department at University of Iceland and the UNESCO City of Literature, Kevin Larimer—the Editor-in-Chief of Poets & Writers, the largest nonprofit organization serving poets and literary fiction writers in the United States—will present a talk about how to become a published author through a variety of outlets, from literary magazines to book publishers. The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the University of Iceland at 1pm. More information about this lecture can be found here.
-At 5:30pm on Thursday, April 14th, the Iceland Writers Retreat, in conjunction with the Toronto-based International Festival of Authors and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature, will be hosting a public reading with acclaimed Canadian authors Helen Humphreys and Joseph Kertes, as well as the retreat’s Canadian faculty Miriam Toews, Vincent Lam, and Andrew Westoll. The event will be held at the Hafnarhús branch of the Reykjavík Art Museum, and all are welcome to join. You can find further details about the reading here.
These events promise to be both enriching and enlightening to all who attend. We hope to see you there!