Holiday Book Flood /
Jólabókaflóð

Iceland  
Special 
Dec
06
Special

Holiday Book Flood /
Jólabókaflóð

Iceland

6PM–8PM

Iceland — one of Europe’s most literate and literary countries — is home to many delightful holiday traditions, including Jólabókaflóð — or Holiday Book Flood. Prior to the Jule shopping season, Icelandic publishers release a flood of new books. Amongst newly knitted sweaters and licorice candies, Icelanders invariably find a new book (or several) under the holiday tree. The Christmas break is spent hanging out with family, devouring the latest crime novel, trollish misadventure, or expertly crafted poetry.

This year, the Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association (SRSCA) — in partnership with the Nordic Museum — brings this holiday tradition to Seattle.

EVENTS:
December 1 – 9  
Pop-Up Shop at the Museum Store
Highlighting the best in Icelandic and Nordic literature (Curated by the SRSCA Book Club and Fantagraphics Books, this event is produced in collaboration with the Seattle City of Literature).

December 6, 6pm – 8pm
Literary Readings 
Featuring local literary talent

Performers include:
Margaret Wilson, whose book The Fisherwomen of Iceland paints an eye-opening portrait of the substantial role women have played — from historic to modern times

Sierra Nelson, Seattle-based poet, performance artist, and teacher. In addition to publishing award-winning I Take Back the Sponge Cake, and 13 Love Poems & One Ugly One, Nelson has created art and performance installations throughout the world including Venice and Reykjavik.

Native writer and 2017 Jack Straw Cultural Center writing fellow, D.A. Navoti. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Spartan, The Explicator, Native OUT and focuses on the intersections of contemporary indigenous identities.

December 1 – 16
Book Drive
Benefiting the families at Mary’s Place, an emergency shelter for women and children, guests are encouraged to drop off a new or gently-used children’s paperback book at the Museum Store.

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Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

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