Author Archives: ericajgreen

About ericajgreen

Writer/Editor living in Reykjavik, Iceland

A NEW JOB, A FAMILIAR PLACE, A FANTASTIC NEW ADVENTURE

From behind a window on the second story of our house, I watched a racoon drop into the nook of our Tulip Poplar, the massive tree in our new front yard.  We were all settling in, it seemed. The racoon … Continue reading

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Blogging elsewhere today about Iceland Check out my piece on the Travel Channel blog, The Traveling Types, about writing in Iceland.

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Iceland Writers Retreat featuring Sara Wheeler

Join us in Iceland this spring for the Iceland Writers Retreat. Acclaimed travel writer Sara Wheeler talks about IWR.

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WATCH IT, SHARE IT, JOIN US! TRAILER FOR ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

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REPATRIATE

Observations of a recent expat trying to repatriate in Washington DC: *Cicadas are loud. And when they are dead, I’m totally fascinated by their shiny fat heads. *Clouds form on the horizon when it is super hot, not because it … Continue reading

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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: How Iceland Writers Retreat Began

The way I remember it, I stood leaning against a cocktail table at the US Ambassador’s residence in Reykjavik. I’d come for a reception in honor of something creative. I can’t remember what it was for anymore, but I do … Continue reading

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ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

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 … Continue reading

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ICELAND FAVORITES—MY PICKS FOR VISITORS

“What should I do when I visit Iceland?” I could babble on and on about this topic for hours. So before my memory starts to fade, I thought I better jot down all of my top 10 places to visit, … Continue reading

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IN BETWEEN

“I live in America now,” I say, my voice growing quiet and then rising at the end of the sentence as if it is a question. But I’m pretty sure this statement is a fact. Our grand home in Iceland … Continue reading

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LOVE LETTER TO ICELAND

I’m sitting in an almost empty room, surrounded only by moving boxes. Our two years in Iceland is over and it’s time to move to Washington, DC. But I can’t go without first telling Iceland how much I love her. … Continue reading

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