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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 […]

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Writer’s House of Georgia

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“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 writers and different art circles of Georgia. In the 20-ies this house was even called […]

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Announcing the Winners of #SLSContest!

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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 Basu said: “It is poignant, economical and completely topical and opens up the entire world in just three […]