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"Quite possibly the world's most special creative writing course."

– Travel writer Rory Maclean, 2018 faculty

"The perfect place to discover literary inspiration."

– The Daily Beast

"Gets better and better every year."

–Laurie, US, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 participant

"For a writer, it doesn't get much better than this."

–Huffington Post

"Absolutely superb in every way."

–Rozalind Dineen, Features Editor at the Times Literary Supplement (TLS)

"If you have a chance to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat, leap at it roaring."

–Lauren Groff, National Book Award nominee and 2018 faculty

"It was life changing ... an incredible experience."

–Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief, Poets & Writers

"One of the world's best writers' retreats"

–The Sydney Morning Herald

"One of the most thoughtfully planned, helpful, and inspirational events ever."

–Carol, 2015, 2016, 2017 participant