As a freelance writer and editor, I’m always working on a number of projects under the umbrella of publishing. One new, big, exciting project is (drum roll): THE ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT! The excellent Eliza Reid and I have founded this event, which will take place in April next year.

*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 9-13, 2014 for the Iceland Writers Retreat. The retreat welcomes published and aspiring book 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 four-star 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 will be led by published writers from around the world whose works feature a theme of travel or journeys. These include Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks, New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean, Ryerson University professor and author Randy Boyagoda, award-winning memoirist Iain Reid, Man Booker Prize nominee James Scudamore, Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner Joseph Boyden and National Geographic Digital Nomad and National Geographic Traveler Contributing Editor Andrew Evans.

Our founding sponsors are Icelandair and Icelandair Hotels. The Iceland Writers Retreat is also endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Science, Education, and Culture, UNESCO City of Literature, the Icelandic Literature Fund, and the City of Reykjavik.

For more information or to join the mailing list, visit our website,, Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @IcelandWriters and tell all your friends!

We look forward to welcoming you all to Iceland next year.

About ericajgreen

Writer/Editor living in Reykjavik, Iceland
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  1. Marcos C. says:

    Sweet! Enjoy your travelings, and sightseeings to its max. 😀

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