Summer 2010


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SLS Russia is on hiatus until 2011

Captiving images of the Siege of Leningrad Blockade: Now and Then.

SLS Russia-08 video: Ten Years of White Nights, by Ken Calhoun.

Welcome to the website of Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia—the largest independent international writing conference in the world.




"Opening any guidebook to the city would give you an idea of what to expect in terms of art and architecture: the Hermitage et al (and there is a lot to et al). What your Frommers or Rough Guide couldn’t possibly do is prepare you." --Elizabyth Hiscox (SLS '04)

Please note that University credits are available through Concordia University.

Multimedia Feature:
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Geniusauthor Dave Eggers reads from his latest novel You Shall Know Our Velocityat SLS 2002.

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Literary Feature:

The Dostoyevsky Walk - James Boobar has been leading SLS Participants on The Dostoyevsky Walk for more than five years now. In this article he takes readers through the intricacies of the Dostoevsky's St. Petersburg, from wandering along the canals and streets of the setting for Crime and Punishment and Dostoevsky's old neighborhood, to following the path of his most famous protagonist, Raskolnikov, from his top floor graffiti-covered stairwell to the old pawnbroker's "residence."  (Reprinted courtesy of Post Road Magazine)


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