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6:30 PM

13 May

Tattered Cover Book store, Mcgregor Square, 1991 Wazee St Suite 100, Denver

Taste of Iceland in Denver, CO.

Secrets of the Sprakkar with Eliza Reid

Listen to Iceland's first lady, Eliza Reid, talk about Iceland's attitude toward gender equality and how working to achieve it benefits everyone in society.

Celebrate Iceland's rich storytelling tradition with a talk by Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid at Tattered Cover Book Store. In addition to being 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 ‘Secrets of the Sprakkar’. Reid explores the cultural roots of Iceland’s attitude towards equality and examines how her home country can continue to progress.

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Icelandair is offering you an exclusive Taste of Iceland deal with a $549 roundtrip fare from Denver to Iceland purchased between May 10th–20th. The travel period is valid from September 1st–December 15th!

13 May 2022 @ 6:30 PM

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Eliza Reid
Author and First Lady of Iceland

Eliza Reid

The First Lady of Iceland, examines her adopted homeland's attitude toward women—the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement.

Reid's own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar ("extraordinary women") to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as "equal" than we may understand.

Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.

Secrets of the sprakkar taste of Iceland Boston 2022 Eliza Reid

"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."

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