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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.

Arvid Sponberg . . .

A member for many years, Arvid "Gus" Sponberg was in the process of editing a special issue of Midwestern Miscellany on Sandra Seaton, the 2012 Mark Twain awardee, when he passed away on August 7, 2013. Find his obituary here.

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Winners of the 2013 contests can be found here.

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The 2014 Mark Twain Award will be awarded to Naomi Long Madgett at the Annual Symposium in May.

For distinguished contributions to the study of Midwestern literature, the 2014 MidAmerica Award will presented to Robert Dunne, Central Connecticut State University, at the annual event in May.