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Tuition for Writing Workshops Iceland June 2024
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$5,971.00

Tuition for Writing Workshops Iceland June 2024


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Workshop dates: June 24th - 29th, 2024

Writing Workshops Iceland 2024 with Christine Pride and Chloe Caldwell brings together fiction and nonfiction writers for an intensive four days of workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one conferences, and in-depth discussions on the craft and business of writing. Our program is inclusive, intentionally small, and takes place in the heart of Literary Iceland, rich with history and inspiration.

Each workshop will have no more than 10 participants each. All writers will submit two completed pieces of writing. One submission will be workshopped by your cohort and instructor and a second piece will be submitted for your one-on-one meeting with your workshop leader. Daily craft talks are open to all participants and led by program staff or faculty.

Our workshops are open to writers who want to strengthen their voice, develop a greater understanding of craft, and forge a path to publication along the way. We take your writing seriously and place the highest importance on teaching the craft of writing so that students can produce meaningful and memorable work that has the opportunity to find a readership beyond the workshop. Our mission is to bring your writing out of the wilderness and into community, and we think there is no better place to do this than in Iceland in June every year (see a video reel here).


Fiction Instructor Christine Pride is a writer, editor, and long-time publishing veteran. She’s held editorial posts at many different imprints, including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown, Hyperion, and Simon and Schuster. As an editor, Christine published many New York Times bestsellers and critically acclaimed books. She's also the author of the novels, written with Jo Piazza: We Are Not Like Them and You Were Always Mine (both from Atria Books).

Nonfiction Instructor Chloe Caldwell is the author of five books: the essay collections I’ll Tell You in Person and Legs Get Led Astray, and The Red Zone: A Love Story. Chloe's next book, TRYING, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2025. Her novella WOMEN will be reissued by Harper Perennial in June 2024. Chloe’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine’s The Cut, The Strategist, Buzzfeed, Longreads, Vice, Nylon, Salon, Romper, The Rumpus, The Sun, Men’s Health, and half a dozen anthologies including Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC and Without A Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class.  Her essay “Hungry Ghost” was listed as Notable in 2018 Best American Non Required Reading.


Lodging at Hotel Kriunes

Immerse yourself in both comfort and inspiration for 6 days, 5 nights at Hotel Kriunes. Overlooking Lake Ellidavatn, this 4-star hotel is located just outside of Reykjavik and only 15 minutes from the city center. The hotel is one of the best kept hideaway secrets in the city area, where we'll combine the benefits of city and country.

Class Size

Each fiction and nonfiction workshop will have no more than 10 participants each, led by the genre faculty instructor. Daily craft talks are open to all participants and led by program staff or faculty. Ahead of our arrival in Iceland, each student will submit two manuscripts. One manuscript will be critiqued in the group workshop and include letters of critique from your peers and instructor; your second manuscript will be discussed in a one-on-one conference with your instructor in Iceland.


Workshop Schedule

Monday, June 24th, 2024
4:00PM: Hotel check-in (if you arrive early you are welcome to drop off your bags at reception).
5:00PM: Meet-and-greet happy hour followed by introductory dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Tuesday, June 25th - Friday, June 28th, 2024
Mornings: Workshops and one-on-one instructor meetings.
Afternoons/Evenings: Lunch Break & free time. Optional afternoon seminar, led by faculty or staff. Optional afternoon activity and dinner.

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
11:00AM: Final check-out at Hotel Kriunes.

Optional Afternoon Activities:

Walking Tour of Central Reykjavik (Tuesday)
Get your bearings and take in the main attractions of Central Reykjavik on the Walk with a Viking Tour led by Your Friend in Reykjavik Tours. The tour lasts approximately two hours and will go rain or shine.

Visit to Öxarárfoss Waterfall and hike in Þingvellir National Park (Wednesday)

Öxarárfoss Waterfall sits on the edge of the boundary line between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and was featured in Game of Thrones. After visiting the waterfall we will take a hike through Þingvellir National Park in Iceland's "Golden Circle."

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa (Thursday)

No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to The Blue Lagoon. We will spend the afternoon swimming in the steamy, mineral-rich water that is known for its healing effects on the skin.

Cohort Readings & Farewell Dinner (Friday)


Workshop Tuition

Workshop Tuition is $3,495.00 and includes the following:

  • Lodging in your own room at Hotel Kriunes for 6 days, 5 nights.
  • 4-day writing workshops in small groups of no more than 10 writers, led by program faculty.
  • Critical feedback on two writing submissions.
  • Several craft of writing and/or business of writing seminars
  • One-on-one conference with faculty.
  • Free optional afternoon activities including entrance to The Blue Lagoon and walking tour of Reykjavik.
  • Free use of kayaks at Hotel Kriunes.
  • Daily breakfast is included in your tuition. However, the cost of lunch and dinner are not included in your tuition.

FAQ


What is your COVID policy?

It is the responsibility of attendees of Writing Workshops Iceland 2024 to have the appropriate documentation required and to meet any COVID vaccination requirements implemented by the country of Iceland.

If the country of Iceland forbids entry to their country, or if Hotel Kriunes closes, for the dates of June 24th - 29th, 2024, and no comparable location in Iceland can be secured, Writing Workshops will offer a full refund for program fees. Writing Workshops will not reimburse for any airline tickets or additional trip-related expenses incurred. If the Iceland writing workshop takes place on the dates planned, no program fees will be reimbursed, regardless of attendance.

How much does the Iceland Workshop cost?

Tuition is $3,495.00. If your application is accepted, full tuition is due within 14 days. Upon acceptance, you will have the option to pay your tuition in full or opt for a payment plan by selecting Affirm at checkout.

What is your refund policy for the workshop in Iceland?

Given the intimate nature of our destination workshops and our own, non-refundable deposit schedule as organizers, our refund policy is as follows: 

90+ days before your trip, tuition payment minus a $900 deposit is fully refundable.  

60+ days before your trip: 50% of your tuition is refundable.  

30+ days before your: 25% of your tuition is refundable.  

Less than 30 days before your trip: no refunds can be offered.


What does tuition include?

  • Lodging in your own room at Hotel Kriunes for 6 days, 5 nights.
  • 4-day writing workshops in small groups of no more than 10 writers, led by program faculty.
  • Critical feedback on two writing submissions.
  • Several craft of writing and/or business of writing seminars.
  • One-on-one conference with faculty.
  • Free optional afternoon activities, including entrance to The Blue Lagoon and walking tour of Reykjavik.
  • Free use of kayaks at Hotel Kriunes.
  • Daily breakfast is included in your tuition. However, the cost of lunch and dinner are not included in your tuition.

Are Payment Plans Available?

Yes. Accepted writers will have the option to pay their tuition in full or opt for a payment plan divided into equal monthly payments by selecting Affirm (for U.S. & Canadian residents) at checkout.

Are Scholarships Available?

Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to offer scholarships for this workshop. However, we do have payment plans available. 

Where is the hotel and workshop venue?

Immerse yourself in both comfort and inspiration for 6 days, 5 nights at Hotel Kriunes. Overlooking Lake Ellidavatn, this 4-star hotel is located just outside of Reykjavik and only 15 minutes from the city center. The hotel is one of the best kept hideaway secrets in the city area, where we'll combine the benefits of city and country.


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