May 16 – 18, 2019
Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers
Kellogg Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
The 2019 call for proposals . . .
. . . can be found here. You may propose a panel or a paper. Consider panels on the work of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Winesburg, Ohio or in response to MidAmerica award-winner Christian Knoeller’s most recent book, Reimagining Environmental History: Ecological Memory in the Wake of Landscape Change. A call for papers on the work of next year’s Mark Twain award winner, Bonnie Jo Campbell, can be found here.
Housing info . . .
The annual conference will take place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus, May 16 – 18, 2019. Overnight reservations may be made directly with the Kellogg Hotel (800-875-5090, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 7 PM) at a conference discounted rate. Ask for the rate for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. Parking at the Kellogg Center hotel is free for guests.
Dormitory accommodations may also be available—go to the MSU Residential Education and Housing Services website here.
The Kellogg Hotel provides free shuttle service, between the hours of 7 AM and 10:30 PM, from and to the Lansing Capital City airport and from and to the Michigan Flyer stop in East Lansing (for those flying and or out of Detroit).
Writing prizes . . .
. . . are awarded annually. Only work presented at the Symposium is eligible to be entered for consideration. More information about the various contests and prizes is available here, under the Resources tab. NOTE that as of 2016, the David Diamond Student Writing Prize carries a $1,000 award.
Next year . . .
The Symposium will take place May 16 –18, 2019 at the Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI. The 2020 Symposium will be SSML’s 50th. Stay tuned for information about plans to celebrate.
Previously . . .
Programs from previous years’ conferences are available here.
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