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 Kenya

In December 2018, SLS Kenya will offer two workshops/residencies: the first in the Loita Hills territory of the Maasai land, in the Southern Rift Valley, some 25 miles from the world-famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve; the second on the equatorial

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SLS Georgia

After the remarkable success of our flagship 2017 program in Tbilisi, Georgia, we will be returning in 2018, from July 15–28.  The rich literary tradition and culture of Georgia has inspired countless international poets

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To apply for the Georgia 2018 program, please fill in an application form by clicking here. The cost of tuition is $1950 USD.

We ask for a $150 USD deposit and a writing sample (10-15 pages of poetry; no more than 20-25

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