May 17 – 19, 2018

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

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

The 2018 program . . .

. . .  is here. This is a DRAFT copy, with paid participants confirmed.

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 as of 2016, the David Diamond Student Writing Prize carries a $1,000 award.

Previously . . .

Programs from previous years’ conferences are available here.

Photos of SSML meetings and members are on … Facebook


The annual conference will take place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus, May 17 – 19, 2018. Overnight reservations may be made directly with the Kellogg Hotel (800-875-5090, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 7 PM) at the conference discounted rate of $111 per night, plus tax. Ask for the rate for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. This block of rooms, at this rate, is valid until April 16, 2018. 

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.

Registration Form

The registration form for the 2018 Symposium can be found here.

Presenters must be members in good standing or must become members by paying the 2018 dues.

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