Sunset at Le Sirenuse, March 2008.
Today submissions opened for Sirenland, a wonderful writers’ conference that One Story has been involved with for the past two years. Sirenland will take place from March 15-21, 2009 at Le Sirenuse, a five-star hotel in Positano, Italy. Applications for Sirenland 2009 will be accepted from September 15 until October 31, 2008. Applicants will be notified by December 31.
The cost of Sirenland 2009 will be 2300 euros. A deposit of $500 will be required upon acceptance. This covers the conference, six nights in a luxury room, breakfast, and four dinners. This does not include transportation.
This year will have two workshops–one led by Dani Shapiro, and the other by Jim Shepard. One Story editor Hannah Tinti will also be there, to lend a hand and organize. Evenings will include talks on publishing and living the writer’s life, as well as distinguished visiting authors. To get a sense of what the Sirenland experience is like, read this piece by Dani Shapiro in the latest Departures magazine, or vist the Sirenland website. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.