Listastofan, a newly opened arts collective and gallery in Vesturbær (see page 13), already has a lot going on, with weekly drawing sessions (featuring live models!), knitting nights where folks can practice their Icelandic and a variety of special exhibitions and openings. And, they’ve already added a new event to their monthly calendar, one that involves reading, writing and drinking beer!
Yes, readers, writers and drinkers can look forward to Listastofan’s new monthly reading series, which will commence on Monday February 4. Entitled “Stranger Than Fiction,” each iteration of the event will see a different handful of select writers reading to a lively audience—with beer!
Fun fact: the event is hosted by frequent Grapevine contributor Grayson Del Faro (check out his Saga Recaps! They are awesome). And guess what—he wants you! Here’s his pitch, which we cunningly culled from an email:
“We’re looking for submissions of writing from both new and established writers, including fiction, scripts, essays, poems or any genre of writing that is weird, funny, or otherwise wonderful. Send your work to info@listastofan to be considered for the first event—or any of the following. We know Reykjavík is jam-packed with both weirdos and literary geniuses, so don’t be shy. Submit or just come listen. Bring your own bottle; we’ll bring the books. But be warned: this is not your middle school English teacher’s historical fiction reading. You’ll have fun.”
You should listen to Grayson. He knows about fun.
The gallery is located at Hringbraut 119 and the event is on February 4. The admission fee is 1,590 ISK, 900 for students.