INL Tour of North America

By Viðar Hreinsson.

On the occasion of the publication of my book, Wakeful Nights. Stephan G. Stephansson: Icelandic-Canadian Poet, I was invited on a lecturing and reading tour across North America, by the International Visits Program of the INL, the Icelandic National League of North America, see

I presented the biography, read a chapter from it, lectured on Stephan G. Stephansson's immigrant experience as well as his profound poetry and philosophy of life, and finally read a few of his poems in Icelandic. See:

The tour lasted from September 14 to October 5, beginning in Seattle and ending in Toronto. There were 13 presentations and I was very well received everywhere I went, attendance usually c. 10-40. A number of books was sold and I signed them. The itinerary was as follows:

Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle

Saturday, September 15th at 12:30PM

Seattle Public Library's Northeast (Wedgewood) Branch.

Icelanders of Victoria

Monday, September 17 at 7 pm

Home of Bill Valgardson - 3581 McInnis Rise, Victoria, BC.

Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton ‘Norðurljós’

Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30 pm

Dutch Canadian Centre/Home of the Scandinavians, 13312 142 Street NW, Edmonton.

Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society

Wednesday, Sept 19.  at 7:00.PM

Markerville Fensala Hall

Leif Eirikkson Icelandic Club of Calgary

9/21/2012 19:30 Friday, September 21, 2012

Calgary Scandinavian Centre-Valhalla Hall
739 20th Avenue N.W., Calgary

Icelandic Club of Saskatchewan ‘Vatnabyggð’



Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society


New Iceland Heritage Museum @ 19:00

Icelandic Communities Association

Sept. 26th 7:30 PM CDT

Mountain Community Center



9/27 Minneota, Minnesota

Icelandic Am Assoc of MN


 9/28 Minneapolis/St. Paul

Icelandic Association of Chicago

9/30/12 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 10/1/12

9/30 The Center for Scandinavian Studies at North Park College, Chicago, T

Friends of Iceland

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd 7:30 pm

Ambassador’s residence 390 Cloverdale Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa.

Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto

Thursday October 4 7:30 pm

 Morningside High-Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Avenue, Toronto M6S 1C9