Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is one of the world’s foremost, one-of- a-kind international literary and cultural organizations, 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 Read More
**Please note that applications for SLS Kenya 2018 are currently closed, as we have reached capacity. We may re-open after we have explored ways to expand the program. Check back here in early August for updates.**
In December 2018, SLS Kenya will offer two Read More
After the remarkable success of our flagship 2017 program in Tbilisi, Georgia, we will be returning in 2018, from July 15–29. The rich literary tradition and culture of Georgia has inspired countless international poets Read More
SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (Summer 2018) and Kenya (December 2018), and in conjunction with Fence magazine, is excited to announce its 2018 literary contest.
The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense 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 »