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.




"The program provided a constant source of rediscovery through sometimes personalized and sometimes very depersonalized constructions created by active and engaged minds, whether it was Prigov's Buddhist Chanting of Pushkin to withstand authenticity or the very 'I' in Robert Creeley's poetry that longs for the common place. We were all together, one by one, lost to this amazing city." --Andrew Edwards (SLS '02)

Please note that University credits are available through Concordia University.

Multimedia Feature:
The SLS Promo Video by Juan Fontanive

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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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