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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). Aftern ten years

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PEN-Kwani?-SLS Kenya 2016

About the Program: SLS is partnering with PEN-Kenya and Kwani? to offer a literary program in Kenya in December 2016. The program emphasizes cultural immersion, offering a unique opportunity to engage with the lively and ever-growing local writing and arts community

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SLS Georgia 2017

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Summer Literary Seminars is excited to announce our first program in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia, July 31-August 13, 2017. The rich literary tradition

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To apply for the Georgia 2017 program, please fill in the form below. We’ll then contact you at the email address you provide with further instructions and an application form. We ask for a $150 USD deposit and a writing

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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 »

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SLS Georgia 2017 Faculty Spotlight: Josip Novakovitch

November 29, 2016 | No Comments

 

Josip Novakovich, one of the faculty for SLS Georgia 2017, is the author of April Fool’s Day: A Novel, four short story collections, three essay collections, and has had his work anthologized in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. He Read more »

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Writer’s House of Georgia

November 22, 2016 | No Comments

“In 1921, after Georgia’s sovietization, Akaki Khoshtaria was forced to leave the country and immigrate. With the decree of Revolutionary Committee of Soviet Georgia, on the 3rd day of the Sovietization, on February 28, 1921, the house was bestowed to Read more »

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Alien Taste – Binyavanga Wainaina

October 23, 2016 | No Comments

“There are times that even Graham believes the story he has peddled for so many years, about how he came to be gay. That he had always known; that he used to dress up in his mother; that he had Read more »

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Announcing the Winners of #SLSContest!

July 26, 2016 | No Comments

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the SLS Twitter contest (#SLSContest), as judged by Arjun Basu. Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners!

1st place: Omar A. Mohammed ‏(@shurufu)
Of the first-place entry, contest judge Arjun Read more »