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Fiction and Poetry Contest Deadline Extended to March 7th!

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SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (Summer 2018) and Kenya (December 2018), and in conjunction with Fence magazine, is excited to announce its 2018 literary contest. The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2018 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in […]

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SLS Fiction and Poetry Contest Results!

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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 SLS program of choice, fully-paid travel and accommodation 2nd place prize: Full tuition […]

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SLS Founding Director Mikhail Iossel’s quick trip down memory lane: Reagan vs Trump, Leningrad, USSR

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“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 and New York—criticize Ronald Reagan, and in the most vehement terms, too! Despite our inadequate […]

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SLS Georgia Faculty 2017: Ariana Reines

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“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, congratulating ourselves on melancholia, but Ariana is too brilliant and too alive for either of […]