Siren Cooperative Book Release July 20 at Blithewold Mansion

The book, Words, Women, and the Water: Inspiring Recipes and Stories from the Ocean State, is the product of a community effort to compile empowering and inspiring stories from Rhode Island women.

 

When women work together, the outcome is more often than not something wonderful, and SIREN Cooperative’s upcoming book release is evidence of this. The book, Words, Women, and the Water: Inspiring Recipes and Stories from the Ocean State, is the product of a community effort to compile empowering and inspiring stories from Rhode Island women across the state.

On the morning of July 20, join the cooperative for tea, pastries, networking and book readings. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The book will be on sale as well, and all profits from the book and the event will benefit SIREN’s Ready to Work Exchange Program, mentoring women in job-interview skills. RSVP here by July 15.

SIREN Women’s Cooperative puts a spin on the traditional mythical understanding of the sirens. For these women, as they explain on their website, “our name is a nod to the ocean and related mythical stories about powerful female characters, mermaids and sirens, who have piqued our imagination and inspiration.” First and foremost, however, the name SIREN speaks towards the way in which they are alerting the world to the importance of women, and the value of exploring female professional and personal lives. From monthly talks by professional women to social gatherings and networking opportunities, SIREN is constantly working towards their mission “to work mindfully, connect meaningfully, and inspire endlessly.”

The upcoming book is part of the last aspect of their mission, to inspire. While members of the cooperative benefit from events, meetings, social gatherings and speakers, Words, Women, and the Water: Inspiring Recipes and Stories from the Ocean State serves to bring the benefit of the group to the general public. Coming July 20, everyone, regardless of membership, will be able to experience some of the inspiration that this group set out to generate in the world.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd., Bristol, sirencooperative.com

 

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