The Iceland Writers Retreat will broadcast two free, virtual events in October and you’re invited!
Wednesday, October 14, 2020: 12 noon ET / 9 a.m. PT / 5 p.m. GMT: An Introduction to Icelandic Writers. Pre-recorded in Reykjavík, this panel will feature writer, poet and former IWR faculty Gerður Kristný, crime writer Lilja Sigurðardóttir, poet and former IWR volunteer Fríða Ísberg, and children’s book writer, playwright and former IWR attendee Ævar Þór Benediktsson. It will be moderated by IWR Co-Founder Eliza Reid. Duration: One hour. Co-presented with Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature.
Thursday, October 15, 2020: 12 noon ET / 9 a.m. PT / 5 p.m. GMT: Iceland Writers Retreat Mini Workshop and author Q&A. Memoirist, editor, and bestselling food writer Ruth Reichl (IWR faculty 2015) will discuss memoir writing and Man Booker Prize nominee Neel Mukherjee (IWR faculty 2016) will talk about point of view in fiction writing via “mini workshops”. They will also speak about their time teaching at the Iceland Writers Retreat. Viewers will have an opportunity to pose questions to the authors. Moderated by IWR Co-Founder Erica Jacobs Green. Duration: One hour.
There is no need to register in advance for the events. We’ll update this page when we have links for how to view them.
The Iceland Writers Retreat and inaugural Iceland Readers Retreat are scheduled to take place in Reykjavík from April 28 – May 2, 2021. Click here for details.