The SLS 2019 Literary Contest is bigger than ever—with NEW contests and collaborators!

Deadline: February 28th, 2019 at 11:59 PM


  • Fiction & Poetry contest in collaboration with Fence Magazine:
    • 1st place in each category—free airfare, tuition, & accommodations

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Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is one of the world’s foremost, one-of- a-kind international literary and cultural organizations, founded in 1998 and currently operating on three continents: North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Europe (Tbilisi, Georgia), and Africa (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya).

After ten years

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SLS Georgia

After the remarkable success of our flagship program in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2017 and 2018, we will be returning in an expanded format in 2019, from July 14–28. It is a unique place. The immensely rich literary

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SLS Kenya

Regrettably, due to reasons structural and logistical in nature, SLS will not be holding its program in Kenya in 2019. Please follow this space for updates.




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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*

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