One Week Left to Apply for Sirenland 2010!

October 23, 2009

This sounds like a pretty suckass experience, but I thought I’d mention it in case any one was interested in torturing themselves by spending a little time writing in Italy. Posted by Rick


Join writers Dani Shapiro, Jim Shepard, and Ron Carlson, along with One Story magazine March 21-27, 2010 for the Sirenland Writers Conference.

Experience advanced fiction and memoir workshops in an intimate, supportive environment at one of the most beautiful five star luxury hotels in the world – Le Sirenuse – in Positano, Italy. Participation in this conference is limited to ensure individual attention and create a close, friendly community. Each day features an intensive, small group workshop with acclaimed writers Dani Shapiro, Jim Shepard and Ron Carlson, as well as private time for writing, and excursions to nearby Pompeii and the Isle of Capri. Evenings will include talks about publishing and living the writer’s life, with Dani Shapiro, Jim Shepard, Ron Carlson, screenwriter Michael Maren and Hannah Tinti (co-founder and editor-in-chief of One Story), distinguished visiting authors, student and instructor readings, and fantastic meals overlooking the Islands of Li Galli, formerly called the “Island of the Sirens.” To apply writers must submit a brief statement of purpose (about 250 words) and a writing sample (no more than 7,000 words). All applications will be taken online at www.sirenland.net. The final deadline is October 31st, 2009, so turn your application in today!

One Story
230 3rd St. #A111
Brooklyn, NY



  1. my friend aaryn was waitlisted last year… applying again this year… wishing her tons-o-luck! sounds awesome

    • It so totally does. It really sounds like a writer’s dream.

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