Archive for ‘SLS Programs’

February 2, 2011

a story by past participant Dawn Promislow

A newly published story by Dawn Promislow, SLS 09 participant, set in Vilnus.

Enjoy.

Maple Tree Literary Supplement.

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January 24, 2011

Knocking on Doors

An interesting insight from SLS Montreal panelist and guest lecturer Steve Almond on his first experience of capitalism and his   work today as a writer.

August 9, 2010

More from the World of Friends of SLS

Kevin Canty’s Everything in the New Yorker

SLS Montreal reader/moderator/community liaison Ian Orti reviewed in The Globe and Mail

Chuck Klosterman catches up with Bill Simmons on the BS Report

June 8, 2010

SHTEYNGART: ONE OF 20 UNDER 40

Big congrats to SLS Montreal special guest Gary Shteyngart, who was recently named one of the twenty best writers under forty by the New Yorker.  The New Yorker’s list was compiled in part by another SLS special guest, fiction editor Deborah Treisman; you can read her and co-editor Cressida Leyshon’s essay about choosing the top twenty here.

May 26, 2010

SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK WRITER?

The always reliable Pop Matters has asked nearly every music critic they could get their hands on to share their tips for aspiring journalists, reviewers, and feature writers.  Among the host of participants is SLS Montreal faculty member Chuck Klosterman, whose advice is sage, sober, and practical (“Clarity is extremely important, unless you honestly don’t care about how people interpret your ideas.”)  Check out the article here (Chuck is at the bottom of the page).

May 24, 2010

CANTY LAUNCHES WEBSITE, DOZEN STORIES

SLS Montreal faculty member Kevin Canty has recently launched a new website in support of his forthcoming novel, Everything. Canty has taken on the herculean task of completing and posting a new short story every month for the next year; you can read the first installment, “King of the Elephants,” here.

May 11, 2010

GARY SHTEYNGART HAS BAD NEWS FOR YOU

SLS Montreal special guest Gary Shteyngart was recently interviewed by the folks at The Days of Yore, who asked him about his pre-publication life as an aspiring writer.  For those seeking asylum in graduate programs: behold your future.

May 10, 2010

Globe and Mail Africa Special Feature

The Globe and Mail is edited on May 10 by two guest editors – anti-poverty activists Bono and Bob Geldof – who produced a special issue focused on the future of Africa and its importance not just for the more than 1 billion people living on that continent, but for Canadians and the rest of the West as well.  See the full section here.

May 4, 2010

Martin Espada in the Huffington Post

SLS Montreal poetry faculty member Martin Espada has a poem featured in the Huffington Post.  Enjoy it here.

April 30, 2010

POPMATTERS REVIEWS COOVER’S NOIR

Take a gander at Popmatters’ review of SLS friend and special guest Robert Coover’s new crime novel, Noir, wherein the point is made that, unlike certain other A-list authors who have recently dabbled in crime, Coover’s novel is utterly unfilmable–and that’s a good thing.