Open Call

Nes Writer's Retreat

Nes Artist Residency

No Funding
Skagaströnd, Iceland

Eligibility

This retreat is suitable for writers of all types and experience. For more information email nes@neslist.is

Number of Participants

8-12 depending on number of couples.

Deadline

Selection Results (Announcement Dates)

Duration

March 21, 2020 - March 30, 2020

Costs

  • €1,750.00 program fee (one-time)

Facilities

Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Library

Housing

Guest House, Kitchen, Private Bathroom

Meals

Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner

Public Programs

Courses, Discussion, Forum, Professional Development, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Workshops

Disciplines

Fiction, Literature, Playwriting, Poetry, Research, Screenwriting

Languages

English

Program Description

In this 10-day writing retreat, you will learn from established Icelandic authors and gain an authentic experience of Iceland away from the main tourist routes. Einar Kárason (author of Devil’s Island) and Björg Árnadóttir (Icelandic non-fiction author and writing teacher) will present seminars and teach masterclasses. You will learn sagas of the Icelanders, and the storytelling structure of the Hero’s Journey, while experiencing the pristine Arctic natural landscape and rich history of the local region. As well as workshops and opportunities to share your work, you will have time for your own writing and a dedicated facilitator Emma Gibson from Nes to support you during your stay in Skagaströnd. Your accommodation will be at the Salthús Guesthouse, a historical building, now converted to modern, accessible accommodation for artists, providing views over the township and harbour. Evening meals will be prepared by international chef and writer Susan Herrmann.

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