Reykjavík’s literary life blooming in September

The 79th PEN International Congress will be held in Reykjavík from September 9 – 12 2013. The theme is Digital Frontiers: Linguistic Rights and Freedom of Speach. 

Parts of the Congress programme are open to the public, as part of PEN International’s roaming event series, Free the Word!

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival will coincide with the congress, as it starts on September 12 and runs through the 15. Furthermore, the Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature will host off-venue readings with Icelandic and international authors in connection with these events on Monday and Tuesday, September 9th and 10th.

The program consists of readings, seminars, a literary death-match, interviews and discussions with both international and Icelandic authors. You can also meet your favourite author and dance with him or her on the Bi-Annual Literary Ball on Saturday evening, September 14th.

The events take place at the Nordic House, Idno Theatre, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre and other locations in central Reykjavík.

See the full program on the Reykjavik International Literary Festival website and on Facebook.