June 1 – 3, 2017

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

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

Check out the 2017 program . . .

Take a look at the 2017 Symposium program and remember that it’s still a DRAFT. Please be sure to register early—especially for the luncheon at the Kellogg Center, where we will honor the Mark Twain Award winner and the winner of the MidAmerica Award, as well as all those who won prizes in last year’s writing contest.

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, June 1-3, 2017. Overnight reservations may be made directly with the Kellogg Hotel (517.432.3086) at the conference discounted rate of $108 per room (double, queen, or king), per night, plus tax. Cite the group code “1606WRITIN” or

“Midwest Literature Program.”

These rates are available until 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 2017 Symposium can be found here.

Registration Fee

Fees for 2017 will be $120 ($40 for students). Presenters must be members in good standing or must become members by paying the 2017 dues of $50 ($25 for students).

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