[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements: Summer Literary Seminar in Vilnius/Vilna

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:31:35 -0500
From: Mikhail Iossel <iosselm at gmail.com>

Greetings, dear Mendele readers --
Some of you know of the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS), an independent 
literary and cultural program, one of the world's largest and most 
dynamic, held each year in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Nairobi, Kenya, 
among other locales. (Here is the link: www.sumlitsem.org 

I am proud and delighted to be able to inform you that our newest 
program, to be held in the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius (Vilna) 
next summer (from 19 July to 2 August 2009) will be featuring a unique 
self-contained option: the Jewish Lithuania Program (for details please 
see: http://sumlitsem.org/lithuania/jewishlithuania.html).
Although including many facets of the rich Litvak heritage, there will 
naturally be a lot of emphasis on Yiddish language, literature, and 
folklore. In addition to the seminars and lectures offered by the 
program's director, Professor Dovid Katz of the Vilnius Yiddish 
Institute, Vilnius University, there will be an exceptionally rich and 
variegated program of guest presentations, assembled and moderated by 
Prof. Katz (details at: http://sumlitsem.org/lithuania/jlguests.html).

The program is conducted in English, but in the event of Yiddish 
speakers and writers enrolling, Prof. Katz will be adding workshops and 
seminars conducted entirely in Yiddish. Please don't hesitate to get in 
touch with me if you have any questions about this or any of our programs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. 
SLS would be very glad to hear from you.

Mikhail Iossel
Associate Professor of English
Coordinator of Creative Writing
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada
(514) 848-2424x5210

Founder and Director
Summer Literary Seminars
www.sumlitsem.org <http://www.sumlitsem.org>



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