Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is the world’s foremost, entirely one-of-a-kind international literary study and cultural organization, founded in 1998 and currently operating on three continents: North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Europe (Vilnius, Lithuania), and Africa (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya). After ten years Read More
About the Program: In December 2017, SLS Kenya will relaunch in a slightly different format. We will be offering two workshops/residencies in Kenya: the first in the Loita Hills territory of the Maasai land, in the Southern Rift Valley, Read More
Summer Literary Seminars, one of the world’s preeminent international literary programs, is excited to announce our first program Read More
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 »
“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 »
Tara Isabella Burton has reported travel, religion and culture stories from Iran to Uzbekistan to Argentina. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, and more. She has received the Shiva Naipaul Read more »