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Monday 9. May 2022

The German writer Matthias Jügler is writer in residence in Reykjavík in May, hosted by Goethe-Institut and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature.

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Friday 8. Apr 2022

Australian writer Ronnie Scott will be Reykjavík City of Literature‘s writer in residence in September 2022. He was selected out of over 100 applicants from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world.

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Wednesday 2. Feb 2022

Readers are invited to take part in the challenge Laxness120 by reading books by the Nobel Laureate and exercising from his date of death, February 8th, to his birthday on April 23, which is also the... Meira

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Monday 24. Jan 2022

Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature supports new projects and initiatives in the literary field in Reykjavík. Next deadline for applications is February 28, 2022.

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Tuesday 28. Dec 2021

For the fifth year in a row, the new year in Reykjavík starts with live poetry readings. From the first twilight in the morning to the second twilight of the year 2022, between 10 am and 5 pm, poets will read in... Meira

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Friday 7. May 2021

German artist Rike Scheffler is writer in residence in Reykjavík in May 2021, hosted by the Goethe Institut and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature. 

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Friday 19. Mar 2021

A grand total of 23 UNESCO Cities of Literature are participating in World Poetry Day 2021. Reykjavík is one of those cities and will feature both online and on site events. 

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Thursday 14. Jan 2021

Icelandic author Valur Gunnarsson has been appointed a UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence 2021, at the UK‘s National Centre for Writing in Norwich. .

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Wednesday 30. Dec 2020

For the fourth year in a row, a group of poets will read poetry in Reykjavík from dawn to dusk on the first day of the year. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be streamen online.

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Tuesday 8. Dec 2020

This fall, ICORN writers Mazen Maarouf (Reykjavik) and Mehdi Mousavi (Lillehammer) wrote letters to each other about their lives as exiled writers. They, and two other authors, will take part in an event you can... Meira

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Tuesday 3. Nov 2020

Polish readers in Iceland can enjoy free e-books in November 2020. These are twelve bestsellers... Meira

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Tuesday 22. Sep 2020

German visual artist and writer Nele Brönner is writer-in-residence in Gröndal‘s House in Reykjavík in September 2020. You can see her work at an exhibition at Reykjavik City Library.

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Monday 7. Sep 2020

UNESCO Cities of Literature are excited to be celebrating International Literacy Day collectively for the first time, on Tuesday 8 September 2020, via an international social media campaign led by Bucheon UNESCO City... Meira

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Thursday 3. Sep 2020

Nanjing International writers’ residency program was officially launched in April 2019, hosting writers from the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Ireland.

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Friday 15. May 2020

The Reykjavík City of Literature has invited Durban writer, publisher and literacy promoter Fiona Khan for a one month stay in Reykjavík in October 2020. This is the second year of the Reykjavik residency for... Meira

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Thursday 7. May 2020

Five books have been shortlisted for the 2020 poetry prize Maístjarnan. The award will be handed out later this month.

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Wednesday 22. Apr 2020

Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature celebrates World Book Day by giving Icelandic readers a new illustrated poem and an audio book... Meira

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Tuesday 24. Mar 2020

During these times of social distancing, self isolation, closure of libraries and cultural institutions, many of us have more time to enjoy literature and other art from our homes.

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Thursday 19. Mar 2020

Reykjavik City of Literature celebrates World Poetry Day with online activities on Saturday, March 21st. Some other UNESCO Cities of Literature do so also.

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Friday 31. Jan 2020

Writers of children's fiction from other UNESCO Cities of Literature are invited to apply for a month long residency in Reykjavík in October 2020. Application deadline is March 1st 2020.