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Friday, 01.08.2014, 10:48
Summer Literary Seminars open in Vilnius
SLS Lithuania 2012 takes place in Vilnius, a very beautiful old city located in the very heart of Europe. Remarkable for the sheer richness and diversity of its historical, cultural, and literary heritage, the city has served as a source of inspiration, or been the safe haven and home to some of the major figures of Lithuanian, Russian, Slavic, and Yiddish literature and culture. Vilnius – and the beautiful land of Lithuania – is perfect, powerful and meaningful backdrop for the unique literary and cultural endeavor that is SLS, writes LETA/ELTA.
In Lithuania, participants will get to meet and spend time with their peers from the literary and artistic local community; they will get to see the country "from within" – through the eyes of their Lithuanian counterparts. This is in keeping with the SLS position in the literary world, as a moveable platform of sorts, upon which the North American and the international literary communities meet.
SLS Lithuania celebrates the history of writers who lived, worked, and visited Vilnius, including 1980 Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, Dostoyevsky, Stendhal, Chaim Grade, Joseph Brodsky, Avrom Sutskever, Mikhail Bakhtin, Napoleon (yes indeed: he was a great fabulist!), and many others.