2016 Annual Symposium

June 2 – 4, 2016

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

Kellogg Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


Program for the 2016 Symposium . . .

. . . can be found here. This is a DRAFT only. Please contact the conference chair, Scott Emmert, for any problems.

Writing prizes . . .

. . . are awarded annually. Only work presented at the Symposium is eligible to be entered for consideration. Lists of prize winners from previous years is available at Archives, under the Resources tab. NOTE that this is the first year that the David Diamond Student Writing Prize will carry a $1,000 award.

Previously . . .

Programs from previous years’ conferences are available here.


The annual conference​ will take place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus, June 2-4, 2016.  Overnight reservations may be made directly with the Kellogg Hotel (517.432.3086) at the conference discounted rate of $105 per room, per night, plus tax (double, queen, or king). Cite the group code “1606WRITIN” or

“Midwest Literature Program.”​ These rates are available​ through May 2. The Kellogg Hotel provides free van service from the Lansing airport. Dormitory accommodations may also be available–go to the MSU Residential Education and Housing Services website here or call 517.353.9300. ​

Registration Form

The registration form for the 2016 Symposium can be found here.

Registration Fee

Fees for 2016 will be $120 ($40 for students). Registration forms and payment options will be available soon. Presenters must be members in good standing or must become members by paying the 2016 dues of $50 ($25 for students).

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