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Jonathan Woods in NY Magazine & reading at KGB

Sirenlander Jonathan Woods has more good juju for his Bad Juju: New York Magazine just rated his book, Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem, as highbrow brilliant on their Approval Matrix for the week of April 26, … Continue reading

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Huffing and Puffing: Montepertuso to Positano

You work out five days a week, you do a fair job in the nutrition department–you consider yourself to be in good shape. That is, until you find yourself at a writers conference in Positano, Italy, and one of your … Continue reading

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Jim Shepard on Close Reading

“Improving as a reader is something you have to do to improve as a writer.” In this brief talk from Sirenland, Jim Shepard outlines how to improve as a reader. Tweet

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Musical Interlude at Sirenland 2010

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Arrivederci

Our last day in Positano, and Antonio Sersale, our dear host, just passed me this message he wanted to forward on to everyone who attended this year. Thank you for making it such a wonderful conference. – Hannah Arrivederci… I … Continue reading

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Positano: The Music Video

Sylvia Mann’s (Sirenland ’09) ode to Positano. Tweet

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Jonathan Woods’s Bad Juju

Sirenlander Jonathan Woods just finished a trailer for his book, Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem. Check it out, below: Tweet

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Ron Carlson’s Got the Touch

Ron was my workshop leader at Squaw Valley Writers Conference last summer, helping me fine-tune my short story, “Farallon,” which Narrative Magazine is featuring as a Story of the Week (through this Saturday; archived on Sunday). I learned so much … Continue reading

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Nam Le at Sirenland

We’re excited to announce that award-winning writer (and One Story author) Nam Le will be joining us as at Sirenland for a day or two. He’ll be giving a reading and you’ll all get a chance to meet him and … Continue reading

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