Welcome . . .
SSML encourages the study of Midwestern literature and culture in whatever directions the insight, imagination and curiosity of its members may lead.
Arvid Sponberg . . .
As he had for many years, Arvid "Gus" Sponberg participated in the May conference, and was in the process of editing a special issue of Midwestern Miscellany
on Sandra Seaton, the 2012 Mark Twain awardee. Find his obituary, with details about a memorial celebration in November, here
Joe Wydeven . . .
A long-time member and generous contributor on several levels, Joe Wydeven died on March 27, 2013. For more details go here
Winners announced . . .
Winners of the 2013 contests can be found here
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The Latest . . .
The 2013 Mark Twain Award was awarded to U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Ted Kooser at the 2013 Annual Symposium.
For distinguished contributions to the study of Midwestern literature, the 2013 MidAmerica Award was presented to William Barillas of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at the annual event in May.