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.




"Anyone interested in serious writing or reading should check into this program: It confirms that literary culture is alive and well. Also, it's 'white nights' here and so it's never fully dark ... people go out to watch the bridges being raised at midnight, great cheers go up ... a sort of round-the-clock giddiness..." --George Saunders (SLS Faculty '00)

Please note that University credits are available through Concordia University.

Multimedia Feature:
St. Petersburg poet Elena Shvartz reads at the Anna Akhmatova Museum during SLS 2002.

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Literary Feature:

This Unfinished City, an essay by Mikhail Iossel, SLS Program Director - Meditations on St. Petersburg and the Tercentennial.


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