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Iceland Writers Retreat – Registration Now Open

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Article by writingie © 13 October 2017 Writing.ie .
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Registration Deadline 31st October 2017

The Iceland Writers Retreat will take place April 11-15 2018 in Reykjavik. Registration is open on a first come, first served basis, and is open to anyone with an interest in writing. There are also two opportunities to attend the retreat at low (or no) cost! We are now accepting applications for the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award. The awards cover the cost of the Retreat, and in some cases also accommodation and flights to Iceland. More information about the Alumni Awards can be found here. There is no fee to apply and the deadline is October 31.

We will also be running a writing competition that is open from now until midnight November 12th. This year’s theme is waterfalls! Participants should write a max 500-word essay, story or poem on this theme. Given that our competition is sponsored by Iceland Travel, and the prize is to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat, we also recommend that you mention Iceland somewhere in your entry. Our judging panel will select one winning entry. Judges will be looking for creativity, originality, and style. More information, and a link to submit, can be found here.

Held for the first time in April 2014, the Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. Faculty in 2018 include Alice Hoffman, Hilton Als, Hallgrímur Helgason, Priya Basil, Susan Shreve, Terry Fallis, Pamela Paul, and Gwendoline Riley.

More information on the retreat can be found  here.

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