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Artists in this event:
Ásta F. Sigurðardóttir (b. 1987) is a poet and artist. She has published one book of poetry—„Herra Hjúkket“ (Meðgönguljóð, 2012)—in addition to being featured in several anthologies and literary magazines in Reykjavík. Ásta is one of the founders of the contemporary art gallery Kunstschlager, and has often intertwined her poetry with her visual and performance art, appearing at festivals, exhibitions and readings around Iceland. She lives in Reykjavík.
Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir (b. 1989) is a writer, poet and journalist. She is one of the founders and current directors of Meðgönguljóð, a grassroots literary organisation and publisher of poetry based in Iceland. Her work has appeared in print in various anthologies and magazines in Reykjavík, Berlin, Bristol, and Zaragosa. In 2014, Valgerður was nominated on behalf of Iceland to the PEN International New Voices Award. She lives in Reykjavík.