•  Do you want to develop your writing skills?                                      
  • Do you want to explore wild and wonderful Iceland?                      
  • Do you want to find inspiration and time to write?                        

If you answered yes to these questions, the Iceland Writers Retreat is waiting for you!

  • What is the Iceland Writers Retreat?                                               

The Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage.

  • What should you expect from the Iceland Writers Retreat?

WORKSHOPS AND PANELS: You will be enrolled in a total of five 90-minute small-group writing workshops, a Q&A panel with all faculty, and numerous readings and social functions.

TIME TO WRITE: You will have plenty of time to write. Participants can choose to stay in the hotel or wander over to a café in town.

EXCLUSIVE RECEPTIONS: You will be invited to cocktail receptions hosted by local embassies and Icelandic leaders.

MUSIC, FOOD, & MORE: You will have the possibility to see live music, listen to readings by local writers, and dine at some of Reykjavik’s best eateries.

“RELAX & WRITE” OPTIONAL EXTENSION: The optional “Relax & Write” two-day extension includes two additional nights’ accommodation.    You have free time during the days to take additional tours, walk through town, shop for souvenirs, or write in a local café. At the second dinner we’ll have an open mike night where you’ll have an opportunity (if you wish) to share some of your own work with your fellow IWR participants.

If you have some questions about the project, don’t hesitate and look at the section FAQ of the website.