After-Words Bookstore, 23 E. Illinois Street, Chicago 60611
Taste of Iceland in Chicago
Secrets of the Sprakkar with Eliza Reid
Celebrate Iceland's rich storytelling tradition with a talk by Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid at After-Words Bookstore.
In addition to being Iceland’s first lady, Reid is also a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat. Reid will introduce the audience to Icelandic literature and discuss her critically acclaimed book '’. In the book, Reid explores the cultural roots of Iceland’s attitude towards equality and examines how her home country can continue progressing.
Following Eliza‘s presentation, attendees get to ask questions, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to have their copy of Eliza‘s book signed. We spoke to Eliza about the Sprakkar, which you can read .
Unclaimed tickets will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, on location 30 minutes before the event.
3 Sep 2022 @ 4 PM|
Author and First Lady of Iceland
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The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid is co-founder of the acclaimed Iceland Writers Retreat. Born and raised in Canada, she has been serving as First Lady of Iceland since 2016. Secrets of the Sprakkar has been published in three languages, with others forthcoming. It was an instant national bestseller in Canada, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Pick, and has been recommended by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Margaret Atwood, among many others.
"Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also through the triumphs and stumbles of a country as it journeys towards gender equality."
—Hillary Rodham Clinton
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