Reykjavík Reads

Merki Lestrarhátíðar

 

A MONTH LONG CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF THE WORD

Reykjavik City of Literature hosts the Reykjavik Reads Festival in October each year. This month long festival has a special theme each year and it is dedicated to the art of the word in its broadest sense. It celebrates reading and writing for people of all ages, children, teenagers and grown-ups.

Although the festival is hosted by Reykjavik City of Literature, it is a grass-roots festival and all those who want to take part – organizations, institutions, businesses or individual artists – are encouraged to join in. Among events and projects are workshops, public readings, literary seminars, literary texts in public spaces and street art, exhibitions, musical events, school projects and much more.

Reykjavik schools at all levels take part, as well as libraries, publishers, literary organisations, the Writers’ Union and  many more.