Eliza Reid

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 6:30pm
Free Event - Registration Required
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Eliza Reid is a journalist, editor, cofounder of the annual Iceland Writers Retreat, and Iceland's First Lady. In that capacity, she has been active in promoting gender equality, entrepreneurship and innovation, tourism and sustainability, and the country’s writers and rich literary heritage. Eliza has been candid about the role, which is an unofficial position with no job description, penning a lauded op-ed in the New York Times and delivering a TEDx Talk on the topic. Her first book, Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World, was an instant bestseller in Iceland and Canada, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Pick, and is forthcoming or available in numerous languages. She will be interviewed by Dr. Mona Becker, Westminster's Mayor and teacher of secondary science for CCPS. 


"Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also through the triumphs and stumbles of a country as it journeys towards gender equality." — Hillary Rodham Clinton

"With warmth, wit, and insight, First Lady Eliza Reid explores the reasons why Iceland is one of the best places on earth for women, as well as the challenges still ahead in achieving full gender equity. Secrets of the Sprakkar is an illuminating, inspiring, and absorbing book about how a more equitable society could elevate us all." — Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild

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CCPL - Eldersburg Branch
6400 W. Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World By Eliza Reid, Jane Smiley (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Eliza Reid, Jane Smiley (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781728259413
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-3 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - March 8th, 2023