Posts tagged ‘SLS-St. Petersburg’

February 13, 2010


Sam Lipsyte’s forthcoming novel, The Ask, is being serialized in Five Chapters: Smart, edgy, dark, accelerated writing: Sam, who is a great friend of SLS, former two-time SLS-St. Petersburg faculty, comes closest, in our opinion, to becoming the new incarnation of Joseph Heller — providing a mordant, mirthlessly funny running comment on the sheer absurdity of the American… oh, any modern-day life we’re capable of recognizing, really.

February 11, 2010


Former SLS-St. Petersburg participant Emilie Staat writes:


I wish I could attend the New York reunion and that I had more concrete news to share about my book, but for the moment:

Emilie Staat is astonished daily that she’s a freelance writer in New Orleans. She’s finishing the third draft of her novel, The Winter Circus, the first draft of which was workshopped in SLS’s St. Petersburg, Russia program in 2007. She blogs about life, writing and New Orleans at:


February 11, 2010


Anne Sorbie (SLS-St. Petersburg-’06) writes from Calgary, AB:

Greetings SLS friends!

I’m writing to let you know that y first novel, “Memoir of a Good Death,” is forthcoming with Thistledown Press in September 2010.

Best wishes for a great reunion in NYC!

Our congratulations!


February 7, 2010


Angie Lee writes:

I was an SLS-St. Petersburg-2008 participant, and one of my stories has just come out in the current issue of Witness. the story is called “Eupcaccia.”

More soon, I hope. Keep up the great work!

January 28, 2010


Laurie Stone, SLS-St. Petersburg-04 faculty member, is presently at Yaddo, working on My Life as an Animal, a Memoir in Stories. In the past several years, she has also had residencies at the Millay Colony, Saltonstall, Djerassi, Edward Albee, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has taught creative writing at Arizona State University and given shorter workshops at City College, Muhlenberg College, and Chapman University. Two of her short stories appear in the current issue of Exquisite Corpse. Her memoir “Toby Dead” appears in the Winter 2010 issue of Open City, and her essay “Seeing Susan Sontag” appears in Stone Canoe # 4. Her memoir stories are included in the recent anthologies:  The Other Woman, The Face in the Mirror, and the forthcoming in April In the Fullness of Time. On March 18, she will be reading in Syracuse at the Delavan Art Gallery with Richard Toon with whom she has collaborated on the book Unmarked Trail: A Romance in Stories and a Guide to Setting up a Writing Partnership.