From the Archives: First SLS, St. Petersburg 1998

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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 America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Europe (Vilnius, Lithuania), and Africa (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya).

Here is a picture of Mikhail Iossel reading at the inaugural SLS (photo courtesy of Jana Karp).