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SSML encourages the study of Midwestern literature and culture in whatever directions the insight, imagination and curiosity of its members may lead.

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"Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Panel: Creative Writing and American Culture in Flux"

Finding the Lost Region: A Conference on Rediscovering Midwestern History Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 30-May 1, 2015

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The 2015 Mark Twain Award will be awarded posthumously to the distinguished American poet Philip Levine at the 2015 Annual Symposium.

The Society also presents the 2015 MidAmerica Award every year for distinguished contributions to the study of Midwestern literature. The award will be presented at the 2015 Symposium to Nancy Bunge, professor at Michigan State University.