The 2021 Iceland Writers Retreat will be held virtually this year from April 29 – May 1, 2021 to allow writers from across the world to attend. In honor of the event being held online this year, Iceland Naturally is teaming up with the Iceland Writers Retreat organizers to offer three lucky winners the chance to attend all the weekend’s events for free. In the form below, fill out your contact information and answer a short writing prompt to submit for a festival pass. We’ll randomly select 10 submissions, then Eliza Reid and Erica Jacobs Green, co-founders of the Iceland Writers Retreat, will judge the writing prompts and choose three winners to attend.
The Iceland Writers Retreat (IWR) is an acclaimed literary experience that has been running since 2014. The retreat consists of a series of small-group writing workshops led by well known authors, as well as an introduction to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. This year the IWR is bringing Iceland to you, wherever you are in the world through a series of interactive, live writing workshops. Lectures will be led by some of the popular former faculty including: Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, bestselling author Meg Wollitzer and more. Icelandic authors will also lead workshops and participate in Q&A panels on Icelandic literature.
The event will feature:
- 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 favorite 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.
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.
Visit the IWR website for details and for the latest schedule.