SLS offers workshops, readings, panels, and lectures with the most dynamic writers in the world – in the most interesting places in the world. Since 1998, our program has sharpened the writing skills of more than 1,000 participants over 3

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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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PEN-Kwani?-SLS Kenya Faculty

mikhail_iosselMikhail Iossel, the Leningrad-born author of the story collection Every Hunter Wants to Know (W.W. Norton) and co-editor of the anthologies Amerika: Russian Writers

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To apply for the Kwani?-SLS Kenya program, click here.

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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 »


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 »


Send us your creative Twitter tales!

June 24, 2016 | No Comments

Interested in our 2016 Kwani?-SLS program in Kenya? Here’s your chance to win free tuition with a tweet!


June 27th 12:00 AM – July 3rd 11:59 PM


  • 1st place: Free tuition*
  • 2nd place: 50% off tuition*
  • 3rd place: 40% off tuition*

* All prizes Read more »