You will likely find that Sirens is different from other events you’ve attended; we are part scholarly conference, part enthusiastic convention, part networking weekend, and part personal retreat. We are not a writers’ conference, though many writers attend; similarly, we’re not a fan convention, though every attendee is a reader. Instead, at Sirens, you might talk books over breakfast with a librarian or scholar, attend brilliant academic presentations and workshops crafted by readers, share lunch with an agent or editor while listening to a keynote address by a guest of honor, and dress in your best costume (or jeans) to dance the night away with an author at our ball. Sirens is sometimes very structured, sometimes less so, but always an opportunity to engage with other smart, inspiring attendees.
You will also likely find that Sirens attendees are different from those at other events that you’ve attended: thoughtful, passionate, and willing to speak, but also willing to listen, to examine, and to disagree. Our attendees create the intelligent, inclusive, vibrant conversations and community that is Sirens—and we invite readers, scholars, librarians, educators, authors, and publishing professionals to not only attend, but to propose and present programming, lead Books and Breakfast discussions, rave about amazing books, and tackle the Murder Mystery.
Please use our website to explore what Sirens is—and what it can be. If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to write us at (help at sirensconference.org).