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September 17, 2017

Ós Pressan welcomes visiting author Nancy Campbell for a multilingual, multigenre reading. Three local authors: Anna Valdís, Elena Ilkova, and Friðrik Arnáson, will join this evening of reading and discussion. Join us on Tuesday, September 19 at 16:30 in Kaffislippur a...

September 17, 2017

One of two of Ós Pressan's offerings at Menningarnótt/Reykjavík Culture Night, Ghósts presented readings from authors on the third floor of Iðnó, surrounded by a collection of artifacts from its time as a theater and performance space. Most of the ghost stories were wr...

January 31, 2017

We are looking for new and exciting work from authors in, on, around, or connected to Iceland for the next edition of Ós - The Journal. The call is open until February 28, 2017. Read more about it in English or in Icelandic!

October 17, 2016

Ós Pressan announces the launch of its first literary journal as part of the Reykjavík Reads Festival. The journal launch will happen on Thursday, October 20th, at 20:00, at Café Kaffislippur, Hotel Marina, Myrargata 2 in downtown Reykjavík.

The journal, named Ós — The...

October 17, 2016

On October 15, Ewa Marcinek from Ós Pressan and Wiola Ujazdowska organized a reading of immigrant women writing in Iceland as part of the Reykavík Reads festival from Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature. Ós members, Virginia Gillard and Elena Ilkova, also read.

October 17, 2016

Eiríkur Örn and Athena Farrokhzad invited authors from Ós Pressan to read at a multilingual event in Ísafjörður on October 6. Anna Valdís Kro, Elena Ilkova and Ewa Marcinek shared their prose and poetry.

October 17, 2016

Ós authors are facilitating a series of workshops on life stories with The Women's Story Circle and Menningarhús Spönginni. The first, in September, looked life stories that have inspired us. The October session brought stories to life using words and images. The final...

October 17, 2016

What does a container hold? Who is a reader and who is the audience?

Where is the boundary between magical and mundane? The Ós container held the answers for all participants at our surprising reading. The cold, grey container was transformed into a cozy, living room s...

May 26, 2016


Ewa Marcinek, treasurer, and Randi W. Stebbins, chairperson, from Ós Pressan were interviewed for a comprehensive article in DV, a large, national paper in Iceland. They discussed the origins of Ós Pressan, the difficulties of being published in Iceland and how langua...

May 4, 2016

On Saturday May 7, you are invited to a literary performance at café Kaffislippur at Hotel Reykjavik Marina, Iceland.


Ós pressan and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature are co-organizing a reading for Canadian poet Fred Wah and Icelandic poet, writer and artist Kristín...

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