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Reykjavík Reads Festival Kicks Off

The Reykjavík Reads festival, hosted by Reykjavík City of Literature, was launched by city mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson by ‘releasing’ the short story Dýrið (‘Animal’) from a lunch box in Kringlan mall yesterday.

The short story was posted on the Reykjavík City of Literature’s website, where one story will be published every day throughout this month.

This year, the festival will be dedicated to short stories and micro stories. A wealth of such stories can be found all around Kringlan, ruv.is reports.

Young people are encouraged to participate in a micro story competition by sending their stories by sms message to the number: 901-0500.

The stories cannot be any longer than 33 words, excluding the author’s name and age. The goal with the competition is to encourage creativity among the youngest mobile phone users, according to a press release.

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