Iceland Writers Retreat 2019 was as good as my first time and more than I hoped for, in a second visit. I can see why some writers go every year.
The faculty included writers of quality who also happen to be excellent teachers, like Priya Basil, Louis de Bernieres, Tessa Hadley, Ann Hood, Lina Meruane, Sarah Moss, Chigozie Obioma and Paul Yoon. I did a class with the outstanding Ivan Coyote who has performed live for the past 27 years and is generous enough to pass it on.
"Knowledge is power but does not grow less if shared."
Icelandic authors and poets are always included and delegates from over twenty countries. You can make friends for life, as I did back in 2014. And then there is Iceland. What I write won't seem like Fantasy if you go there: it's real.