Land of Fire and Ice - Legacy of Legends

Legendary Iceland - Land of Fire & Ice, Legacy of Legend
This 90-minute presentation blends together my love of Iceland and its mythology with the amazing landscapes and fascinating history.  Heidi Herman partners with my mother, Ieda Jónasdóttir Herman, to bring a fun and entertaining look at Iceland from someone who grew up there. Full details on the session are provided in the "Program" tab of this site.

Duration: 2-hour scheduling block. 90 minute presentation + Q&A and author autograph session.

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Vitality of a Viking Presented with Ieda Jónasdóttir Herman
A  90-minute presentation of living life with the Vitality of a Viking, based on Scandinavian ideals and Ieda's own philosophy. She outlines her secrets and outlook for action that can help participants create happiness and vitality in life, from 30's to 90's and beyond. It is especially relevant to the 50+ crowd. The session is prefect for community organizations, retirement communities, women's clubs or groups seeking motivational speakers.
Duration: 2-hour scheduling block. 90 minute presentation + Q&A and author autograph session.

Icelandic Cooking Demonstration
The food and cultural history of Iceland is unique to Scandinavia and dates back to the time of the Vikings. Heidi Herman and Ieda Jónasdóttir Herman jointly present from their co-authored cookbook. Two dishes are prepared while presenting history and trends of food in Iceland from settlement days to present. Ieda shares stories and experiences from growing up in Iceland. Samples for taste testing included as part of the demonstration. 
Duration: 60 Minutes

Iceland Folk Tales - Trolls & Legends of Iceland (Heidi Herman)
This one-hour presentation provides an entertaining look at Icelandic folklore from trolls to wiggle-waggle monsters and many things in between.  The mythology is a blend of Viking legends, stories from the Sagas, and  folklore brought from other countries.  How the Icelandic people have incorporated it into daily life is both fascinating and refreshing.  The warnings, lessons and instruction presented in the stories reflect a wisdom, tolerance and common-sense approach to life.  Sharing stories and talking about the meanings -  suitable as an entertaining hour for children ages 6 and up. 
Duration: 20, 30, or 45 mintues.