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.




"St. Petersburg is just one of those places that forces you to buck up, and, in the process, you find out a lot of important information about yourself. As far as my writing--the city sets up the most bizarre combinations of objects, styles, persons, and words. It's pretty much connect-the-dots from there." -- Caren Beilin (SLS '03)

Please note that University credits are available through Concordia University.

Multimedia Feature:
Deborah Treisman, New Yorker Fiction Editor, in conversation with SLS Co-Director Mikhail Iossel at the Nabokov House in 2004.

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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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