Iceland Writers Retreat

Reykjavik, Iceland


Details
Apr 3 - Apr 7, 2019

Retreat

TUITION / COST:Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
Please visit www.icelandwritersretreat.com. Applications are accepted from September.

CONTACT: Erica Green
PHONE: 202-465-4699
EMAIL: iwr@icelandwritersretreat.com
WEBSITE: http://icelandwritersretreat.com

We invite published and aspiring writers in the fields of both fiction and non-fiction to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures, we’ll offer the chance to tour the region and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition.

*Develop your writing

*Explore wild and wonderful Iceland, the land of the sagas

*Find inspiration and time to write in an unforgettable setting

*Meet and mingle with famous authors and like-minded writers

The retreat is based out of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, a recently renovated, modern hotel next to a popular wooded area, just a 20-minute walk from the city center and five minutes from a geothermal beach.

Between intimate workshops and lectures, the Iceland Writers Retreat offers the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Our workshops are led by acclaimed fiction and non-fiction writers from around the world. In 2018, these include New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als, Susan Shreve, NYT Books Editor Pamela Paul, Alice Hoffman, Gwendoline Riley, Priya Basil, Rory MacLean, and Andri Snaer Magnason. Previous faculty include Barbara Kingsolver, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, food critic Ruth Reichl, Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks, New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean, Scotiabank Giller prize winner Joseph Boyden, Harvard professor Bret Anthony Johnston, Meg Wolitzer, and Man Booker Prize nominee James Scudamore.


Genres

Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Location

Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Nauthólsvegur 52
Reykjavik
Iceland
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Iceland Writers Retreat

*Develop your writing

*Explore wild and wonderful Iceland, the land of the sagas

*Find inspiration and time to write in an unforgettable setting

*Meet and mingle with famous authors and like-minded writers

Come and visit Reykjavik from April 3-7, 2019 for the Iceland Writers Retreat. The retreat welcomes published and aspiring writers in the fields of both fiction and non-fiction to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers.

The retreat will be based out of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, a recently renovated, modern hotel next to a popular wooded area, just a 20-minute walk from the city center and five minutes from a geothermal beach.

Between intimate workshops and lectures, the Iceland Writers Retreat offers the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition.

Workshops have a maximum of 15 people each and will be led by published writers from around the world. 2019 workshop leaders include: Emma Straub, Louis de Bernieres, Tessa Hadley, Chigozie Obioma, Elizabeth Renzetti, Ivan Coyote, Priya Basil, Sarah Moss, and others to be announced soon. For more information or to join the mailing list, visit www.IcelandWritersRetreat.com.