This year’s Reykjavík International Literary Festival is loaded with readings, conversations, discussions, booze, and writing prompts, with many well-known Icelandic and international writers partaking. Topics of this year’s festival include environmentalism, the past, immigration and home, feminism, food, and more. All writers, readers, and writer-appreciators alike are welcome to join in, and many of the events are free (we here at the Grapevine know well how writers need to watch their budget). The festival will officially start September 9 with a keynote address by Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and Nigerian-American author Teju Cole, and will end on the twelfth with a Literary Ball.
The festival takes place at the Nordic House and Iðnó, September 9-12. For more information on the RILF, see our listings page.
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