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Fréttir
Friday 17. May 2019

The German Embassy in Iceland, Goethe-Institute in Copenhagen and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature host a series of events with German writer and journalist Anne Siegel in Iceland in June 2019. She will talk about... Meira

Fréttir
Tuesday 9. Apr 2019

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival takes place from April 24 - 27. This year‘s agenda is ripe with readings, panels, and lectures, all of which are free and open to the public. The works of the... Meira

Fréttir
Thursday 4. Apr 2019

Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature has launched an new step in the project Sleipnir - Your Reading Buddy. This reading initiative for children in Reykjavík now takes the flight even higher with a new book and... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 1. Apr 2019

The Iceland Writers Retreat ... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 18. Mar 2019

UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide celebrate World Poetry Day with various events. Many of the cities this year highlight the voices of female poets with a focus on gender issues. 

Fréttir
Monday 18. Mar 2019

We, the members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and our colleagues in UNESCO Cities of Auckland (Music) and Dunedin (Literature) during this terrible... Meira

Fréttir
Friday 8. Feb 2019

Ljubljana, a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015, offers two one-month residencies for writers at the newly restored Švicarija/Swisshouse Creative Centre, which is part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 21. Jan 2019

Krakow UNESCO City of Literature offers two two month residencies in 2019. Application deadline is February 25th.

Fréttir
Thursday 15. Nov 2018

Krakow UNESCO City of Literature offers Polish readers in Reykjavík free e-books in November. These are twelve bestsellers that readers can enjoy by scanning a QR code that gives access to a free app with the... Meira

Fréttir
Tuesday 30. Oct 2018

Philippe Guerry is a writer and freelance journalist from La Rochelle in France. He is a guest at Gröndalshús residency in Reykjavík and has an exhibition and workshop while in the city.

Fréttir
Wednesday 3. Oct 2018

On October 10 an exhibition of texts from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world opens at the Reykjavík City Hall. Five poets read from their work at the opening.

Fréttir
Tuesday 31. Jul 2018

Each year, UNESCO Cities of Literature around the globe compile a list of books that their staff members recommend, one from each participating city. This summer, eighteen of the cities took part, pointing out... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 18. Jun 2018

UNESCO Creative Cities collaborate and present Poetic Encounters at the XII UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Meeting. Poets Bragi Ólafsson and Soffía Bjarnadóttir took part in Reykjavík.

Fréttir
Friday 27. Apr 2018

Stanislaw (Stan) Strasburger, novelist, essayist and cultural manager, is writer-in-residence in Gröndalshús in Reykjavík in the spring of 2018, hosted by the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature and Goethe... Meira

Fréttir
Wednesday 14. Mar 2018

To mark this year’s World Poetry Day, Reykjavík and our colleagues across the globe are linking up to hold simultaneous literary events in several UNESCO Cities of Literature. In Reykjavík, the day will start... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 5. Feb 2018

Hagþenkir, the Assocation of Icelandic Non-fiction Writers nominated ten writers for the Hagþenki literary prize for 2017... Meira

Fréttir
Wednesday 31. Jan 2018

The Association of Icelandic Publishers hosts this prize, handed out by the President of Iceland in the beginning of each year.

Fréttir
Friday 26. Jan 2018

Come join the City of Literature and friends for a cosy and fun night in Gröndalshús, a charming writer's house in the heart of the old town.

Fréttir
Monday 15. Jan 2018

The Icelandic Women's Literature Prize, Fjöruverðlaunin, were handed out on January 15th 218 for the 12th time.... Meira

Fréttir
Tuesday 7. Nov 2017

Five new books on medieval Icelandic literature and history have recently been published in English. On November 10th the books will be introduced at the University of Iceland and all are welcome.