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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.
Joe Wydeven . . .
A long-time member and generous contributor on several levels, Joe Wydeven died on March 27, 2013. For more details go here
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. . . at the 2013 Symposium, please remember to submit it to one of the contests. Find all the details on the Prizes
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The Latest . . .
The 2013 Mark Twain Award
was awarded to U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Ted Kooser at the just-completed 2013 Annual Symposium.
For distinguished contributions to the study of Midwestern literature, SSML presented the 2013 MidAmerica Award
to William Barillas of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at the 2013 Annual Symposium.
Nominations for both awards in 2014 are due on July 1, 2013, to Roger Bresnahan