Posts tagged ‘St. Petersburg’

February 11, 2010

JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS

From Jayne Ann Phillips, one of SLS’s most favorite people:

Former SLS faculty member Jayne Anne Phillips’ new novel, Lark & Termite, was a National Book Award nominee in fiction, and is also a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award in Fiction (announced in March).  Jayne Anne Phillips is the Director of the Rutgers-Newark MFA Program.

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February 9, 2010

EKATERINA TARATUTA’S “101 MINUTES”

St. Petersburger Ekaterina Taratuta‘s quirky, imaginative fiction, 101 Minutes — one of the brightest discoveries of the SLS-Russia 2007 “Tamizdat” Russian Literary Contest — on the Words Without Borders website, in Anna Barker’s strong, finely nuanced translation:  http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/one-hundred-and-one-minutes-.-.-/ Ekaterina (Katya), professor of philosophy at St. Petersburg State University, is a good friend of the SLS program.

February 7, 2010

ANGIE LEE

Angie Lee writes:

Hi SLS!
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.”

http://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/

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

January 31, 2010

LAURA MARIA CENSABELLA

Laura Maria Censabella writes:

Laura Maria Censabella here, former Playwriting Instructor at SLS Russia.

I have just finished the libretto for a commissioned children’s musical entitled O’Sullivan Stew based on the book by the same name.  It will be produced in Hudson, NY this coming May.

My play Carla Cooks The War will be in workshop rehearsal from mid-February to mid-March culminating in a public reading in NYC at the end of the process.
Will announce the date when I know it.

Hope all are well.
Cheers–
Laura

January 23, 2010

RED TRIANGLE

Randomly encountered photo of the contemporary St. Petersburg artist Ilya Orlov’s painting “Red Triangle.” The Red Triangle rubber-goods factory, situated on the Obvodny Canal Embankment in midtown St. Petersburg and likely long defunct, is where Yours Truly’s mother worked for many years, as a technologist/engineer. The first eight years of YT’s life were spent in a communal apartment within a few minutes’ walk from that gloomily impressive edifice:

January 3, 2010

Snowbound St. Petersburg. December 2009