Summer Literary Seminars 2017
Summer Literary Seminars, one of the world’s preeminent international literary programs, is excited to announce our first program in beautiful Georgia, July 9th-22nd, 2017. The rich literary tradition and culture of Georgia, the work of its writers and, in particular, poets, from Rustaveli to Tabidze, from Tsereteli to Iatashvili, from Vazha-Pshavela and Baratashvili to Chavchavadze, has inspired many great international poets, including Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, Nikolai Zabolotsky and Anna Akhmatova.
Tbilisi, the country’s capital and one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, is a cobblestoned city situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Georgia boasts unspoiled natural beauty, from the beaches of the Black Sea to the heights of the Caucasus Mountains. It is the ancient land of myths and legends, Jason and the Golden Fleece, some of the world’s earliest cultivated vineyards and winemaking, great art and literature, remarkable hospitality and optimism.
Participants in SLS writing seminars typically include individuals of all ages and all levels of accomplishment — gifted beginners and writers who have already begun publishing; undergraduate and graduate students of creative writing and people turning (or returning) to writing relatively late in life. All are treated with equal respect by our faculty and staff. One does not necessarily have to be an accomplished writer to attend Summer Literary Seminars: an abiding love of literature, intellectual curiosity, openness to new artistic and cultural experiences, and the sincere desire to deepen one’s understanding of the creative process while being immersed in one of the world’s most fascinating locales are the only prerequisites.
We welcome inquiries from creative writing programs – please contact us if you’d like to bring students to an SLS program.
In addition to an application form and the deposit, we ask for a writing sample (10-15 pages of poetry; no more than 20-25 double-spaced pages of prose).
For any inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org