News

Sirens Newsletter – Volume 8, Issue 2 (May 2016)

In this issue:

 

WE’RE BACK!
Dear Sirens,

We’re so happy to be back and at it for Sirens 2016—and we welcome you to another full year of great books to read, heated debates to have, and brilliant people to meet. To get started, check out our Mission Post for this year, and find out more about the 2016 theme, lovers. And don’t forget, here are some important announcements with fast-approaching deadlines!

 

PROGRAMMING DEADLINE—MAY 9
Most programming for Sirens is conceived and presented by attendees. You create it, you propose it, and—when approved by our vetting board—you present it. That means we’d love to hear from you! There’s no requirement to become a presenter; anyone and everyone is welcome to propose and present programming.

Check out our Annual Programming Series (here’s Part One), our list of #SirensBrainstorm topics on Twitter, free for the taking, and everything you need to know on our Programming and Proposals pages on the Sirens website. The deadline for proposals is May 9, 2016.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS
Last year, the Sirens community raised almost $2,500 to help people of color, presenters, and those with financial hardships attend Sirens. In-person attendance requires funds—which means that not everyone who wishes to is able to join us. Their absence makes both our conference and our community less vibrant. At the time of this newsletter, we’re almost to 60% of our goal, more than halfway there! And if you’re wondering if Sirens scholarships make a difference, please read what Lisa M. Bradley, a 2015 scholarship recipient, has to say.
 

The specified file on Include Me shortcode does not exist.

We’re accepting donations until May 9, 2016. Will you donate to help welcome more voices to Sirens?

 

AMY’S BOOK CLUB

TheGirlFromEverywhere

What is Sirens co-founder Amy Tenbrink reading this month? Check out her review of Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From Everywhere over on Goodreads. “Read it for: the world-building and the wonderfully diverse characters and the last act…You can totally read this as a stand-alone and be perfectly happy.”

 

READ ALONG WITH FAYE

Elysium

Introducing Read Along with Faye, a new series in which Sirens staff member Faye Bi reads her way through the 2016 Reading Challenge. First up, Jennifer Marie Brissett’s Elysium, which Faye found “parts emotional rollercoaster, ambitious post-apocalyptic world-building and, ultimately, a saga of love and loss.”

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

Our Annual Programming Series:

Testimonials:

 


Questions? Concerns? Please email general queries to (help at sirensconference.org) and questions about programming to (programming at sirensconference.org).

 

Comments are closed.

Presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

 

RSS Feed

The news archive for Sirens is linked below as an RSS feed. If you need instructions or would like more information, please click here. If you have questions about our RSS feed, please email us at (web at sirensconference.org).

RSS Feed Button

 

Tags

annual programming series, attendee perspective, attendees, auction, book club, book list, book reviews, books, bookstore, boot camp, chat, community, compendium, deadlines, essay series, further reading, giveaway, guests, guests of honor, hotel, inclusivity, interview, meet-up, menus, narrate conferences, newsletter, perspective, professionals, programming, read along, recap, registration, review squad, schedule, schedules, scholarships, sirens, Sirens 2009, Sirens 2010, Sirens 2011, Sirens 2012, Sirens 2013, Sirens 2014, Sirens 2015, Sirens 2016, Sirens 2017, Sirens 2018, Sirens 2019, Sirens 2020, Sirens Shuttle, Sirens Studio, Sirens Supper, site visit, skamania, special edition, sponsorship, support, testimonials, themes, things we're excited about, travel, volunteering, website, where are they now

 

Archives

2020
May, April, March, February, January

2019
November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2018
December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2017
December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2016
December, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March

2015
November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2014
December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, March, February, January

2013
December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2012
December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2011
December, November, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2010
December, November, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January

2009
December, November, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January
Meet Our Guests of Honor
About the Conference
Attend
Sirens Twitter
Present Programming
Sirens Facebook

Connect with the Sirens community

Sign up for the Sirens newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list