SLS Georgia 2019 will be the last program—after 21 years and 32 successful events on 3 continents. Come join us for what will be a fantastic farewell experience!


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

The SLS Georgia Application periods are currently open.  Situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Tbilisi, Georgia has an inestimable amount of inspiration to offer writers.

SLS enjoys its place as one of the most dynamic and innovative program of its kind, one profoundly affecting everyone who participates in its programs. Many of its participants over the years have cited the SLS programs as a life-changing experience.

Past and present faculty members of the SLS programs are internationally acclaimed poets, writers, publishers, filmmakers, activists, wine experts—and have included Poet Laureates of the US, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award.

The immensely rich literary tradition and culture of Georgia have inspired countless international poets and writers, including Alexandre Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva.