Join KEXP on Friday, October 14th for the Taste of Iceland: Literature event in KEXP’s Public Gathering Space. This unique evening will blend literature, history, and music, and will include a discussion by renowned Icelandic literary critic and writer Gudmundur Andri Thorsson, discuss Icelandic literature in lecture “Paper Vikings: Past and Present,” followed by a lively Q&A panel hosted by The Elliott Bay Book Company and Seattle City of Literature. Writers Örnólfur Thorsson and Gísli Sigurðsson will share pieces of their extensive work covering medieval literature and history, ending with an engaging panel discussion on the Icelandic sagas and Norse mythology. Following the panel discussion, the audience will be treated to live “Rímur” performances by Fufanu and JFDR. In Icelandic literature, a ríma is an epic poem written in any of the so-called rímnahættir. KEXP's photographic exhibit, Sound & Vision II: Iceland Calling, will round out the exploration of Icelandic arts.
This event is free and open to people of all ages! KEXP is located at 472 1st Avenue North (at the corner of Republican, in between Vera Project and Key Arena).
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by Midday...
Without DJ Chilly—and music lovers like you—I'd be helpless at the mercy of tiny robots. And algorithms. Ah, science and math, my old nemeses. *shudder*