February 25-March 5 | Nordic Lights Film Festival. More info here.
April 3 | SRSCA Book Club (On Time and Water, Andri Snær Magnason. Purchase book here; contact us for event details.)
April 14-24 | Seattle International Film Festival. More info here.
April 23 | SRSCA First Day of Summer Picnic. Carkeek Park, Picnic Shelter 2 (look for the Icelandic Flag). 3pm-5pm. SRSCA will supply BBQ’d salmon and dessert, games, and a fun, literary activity; please bring a side dish to share. For SRSCA members, we’ll have a brief meeting to conduct annual business and elect board officers. $5 members / $10 non-members recommended donation to help cover costs. RSVPs requested, but not required. (Supper at 4pm, business meeting at 4:30pm). COVID precautions will correspond with King County / City of Seattle recommendations. Rain or shine.
Early May | SRSCA hosts Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland, at the National Nordic Museum, in support of her new book about pioneering Icelandic women (Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World. Purchase here. )
June 17 | þjóðhátíðardagurinn (Independance Day)
December | SRSCA Book Flood
PAST EVENTS 2018
December 1–9 • Holiday Book Flood: At our inaugural Book Flood, we celebrated Seattle writers and Icelandic literature. Leija Farr, Andy Meyer, Sierra Nelson, D.A. Navoti, and Margaret Willson read from recent works to a packed house and the Book Flood Pop-up Shop highlighted books from Sjón, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Andri Snær Magnason, and more. Thanks to the generosity of our audience, we collected over 75 books for our Mary's Place book drive. Thank you!
October 10–14, Taste of Iceland 2018: Musical performances by Vök and Gyða, delicious food from Hákon Már Örvarsson, and with Andri Snær Magnuson – just to name a few activities during this action-packed weekend.
May 5-7 - Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum: We were delighted to help the Nordic Museum usher in a new era and open a fantastic and beautiful new location. We welcomed the Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson, contemplated the soothing tones of the Icelandic Men's Chorus and the operatic quartet of Voices of Reykjavik, and rocked out to Mammút. What a weekend!
April 21 - Sumardagurinn Fyrsti: Thanks to all the folks who braved the brisk April afternoon to celebrate Sumardagurinn Fyrsti (only a couple of days late)! Salmon was crisp and tasty, only one pönnukaka was stolen by a crow, and the proverbs were apropos.