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Icelandic Writers Retreat 2024

Scholarship applications for the 2024 Iceland Writers Retreat are available and being accepted through October 31st.

The Iceland Writers Retreat (IWR) will be held in Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature, from April 24-28, 2024. At the IWR, participants gather for small group workshops on the craft of writing. In 2024, the faculty will include Jeannette Walls, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Meg Wolitzer, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Phil Klay, Omar El Akkad, Frida Isberg, Vivek Shraya, Deirdre Mask, Nicole Krauss, and others.

Running concurrently is the Iceland Readers Retreat (IRR), which in 2024 will be led by New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer. Here, avid readers gather to listen to small group lectures and talks by renowned authors while learning about the rich literary heritage of this Nordic, book-loving nation. Both IWR and IRR include intimate discussions, bespoke literary-themed tours of the region, talks by Icelandic writers, as well as readings and a Q&A with both the IWR & IRR faculty.

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Read about Brian Borgford's experience at this year’s retreat at


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