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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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Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention in Detroit, November 13-16.

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Winners of the 2013 contests can be found here.

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The 2015 Mark Twain Award will be awarded 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.