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About

Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is one of the world’s foremost, one-of- a-kind international literary and cultural organization, founded in 1998 and currently operating on three continents: North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Europe (Tbilisi, Georgia), and Africa (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya).

After ten years

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SLS Kenya 2017

UPDATE: due to the current political situation and safety concerns in Kenya, SLS Kenya-2017 has been postponed until December 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

About the Program: In December 2017, SLS Kenya will relaunch in a slightly different

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SLS Georgia 2017

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Our first SLS program in Tbilisi, Georgia was a resounding success

Our flagship program in Tbilisi, Georgia was remarkable. We participated in workshops

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Apply

To apply for the Georgia 2017 program, please fill in an application form by clicking here.

We ask for a $150 USD deposit and a writing sample (10-15 pages of poetry; no more than 20-25 double-spaced pages of prose) to complete your

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Latest Posts

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SLS Fiction and Poetry Contest Results!

April 15, 2017 | No Comments

Announcing the winners of this year’s SLS Fiction and Poetry Contest!

Thank you to all who participated; we have received close to 500 submissions, with lots of strong work from every corner of the world.

1st place prize: Full tuition waiver for Read more »

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SLS Founding Director Mikhail Iossel’s quick trip down memory lane: Reagan vs Trump, Leningrad, USSR

April 4, 2017 | No Comments

“In another lifetime, back when I was a very young man in Leningrad, U.S.S.R., my friends (my fellow samizdatchiks) and I would be stunned to hear the rare American visitors to our semi-underground literary club—experimental poets and avant-garde writers from California Read more »

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There’s still time to enter the SLS fiction/poetry contest!

February 2, 2017 | No Comments

There’s one month left to enter the SLS Fiction & Poetry contest for a chance to win a unique literary experience in Georgia or Kenya, as well as publication in Read more »

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SLS Georgia Faculty 2017: Ariana Reines

January 3, 2017 | No Comments

“Ariana Reines is a go-for-broke artist who honors her traditions by being like no one else. Some of us have made a fetish of our stupidity, pretending to forget history, and some of us have made a fetish of despair, Read more »

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From the Archives: First SLS, St. Petersburg 1998

December 6, 2016 | No Comments

The very first incarnation of Summer Literary Seminars took place in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1998. In the past eighteen years, it has become the world’s foremost, entirely one-of-a-kind international literary study and cultural organization, operating on three continents: North Read more »