February 06 2018
Register Now for Iceland Writers Retreat!
The 5th annual literary event will take place April 11-15, 2018.
The 5th annual Iceland Writers Retreat returns to Reykjavik this spring! If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a writing workshop while learning about Iceland’s history and culture, this retreat is for you.
From April 11-15, 2018 join literary enthusiasts from all over the world as they gather in Iceland to meet contemporary writers and learn about the country’s rich literary traditions and background. The event will take place in Icelandair’s renowned Hotel Reykjavik Natura, located a short walk away from the city’s center. As always, the retreat’s schedule is packed full of workshops, lectures and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers.
This year's workshops features discussions from two renowned Icelandic authors, Andri Snær Magnason & Hallgrímur Helgason, along with readings from Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Jón Gnarr, and Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir. Attendees will also get to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als, New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul, and National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff.
Participants will attend five workshops that involve small groups of 15 people paired with one writer. This intimate setting allows for discussions and for writers to really get to know the author and better their writing skills. No matter what level or type of writer you are, this retreat is a great opportunity to improve your skills and try new literary opportunities.
Between events, you’ll also have the chance to explore all that Iceland has to offer! Attendees can choose between three exclusive full-day outings that include touring the renowned Golden Circle, walking through historical Reykjavik, marveling at Iceland’s waterfalls, relaxing in geothermal hot springs and much more. All tours will be led by Icelandic writers and feature important scenes of the country’s literary past.
Your enrollment in the Iceland Writers Retreat includes breakfast, three lunches and one dinner, plus coffee during breaks and cocktail receptions. Dining receptions will be hosted by the authors and feature live music and readings by local writers.
Spots for this retreat fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to register now! You can find registration package details and information here.