Present Programming
Sirens is, at its heart, a series of conversations that create a community. Many of those conversations take place as part of our programming: more than thirty hours of scholarly presentations, workshops, and prepared discussions that Sirens attendees propose and prepare in advance of Sirens, for presentation to the Sirens community. All attendees are welcome to propose programming, and if selected, to present that programming at Sirens. We do not require specific qualifications in order to present—and at Sirens, readers, authors, scholars, librarians, teachers, and publishing professionals all present each year, many of them for the first time.

Sirens attendees prepare abstracts of their proposals—summaries of their topics, arguments, and conclusions—which are then reviewed by our independent vetting board. That board selects the proposals that will be included in the Sirens programming schedule each year. Our programming schedule is about the voices of our attendees, and we think that this model ensures that we feature those voices prominently at Sirens.

The Sirens online submission system is closed for the 2017 conference. Thank you to everyone who made a proposal! The vetting board will provide decisions by June 12; if you have any questions, please write to (programming at

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