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