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Michigan Writers Symposium collection

 Collection — Box: 7
Identifier: MSS 241 large

Scope and Contents

The Michigan Writers symposia were sponsored by the Michigan State University Libraries and held at Michigan State University from 1992 to 1998, except 1996. Sound recordings, publicity material, photographs and correspondence are included.


  • Creation: 1992-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Sponsored by the Michigan State University Libraries, the symposia were held at Michigan State University 1992 through 1995, 1997 and 1998. Symposium themes include “American Indian Authors,” “A Tribute to Isabel Miller,” “ Campus Writers and Poets,” “A Sumac Reunion,” and “ The Fourth Genre: Creative Nonfiction.” Featured are authors Marcia Aldrich, Gogisgi/Carroll Arnett, Betty Louise Bell, Joseph Bednarik, Stuart Dybek, Richard Ford, Katherine V. Forrest, Dan Gerber, Barbara Grier, Jim Harrison, Gordon Henry, William S. Penn, Lev Raphael, Robert Root, Anita Skeen, John Smolens, Michael Steinberg, Diane Wakoski, and Ted Weesner.


1.6 Linear Feet (7 boxes) ; 27 x 39 x 13 cm.

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged chronologically by year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Existence and Location of Copies

Media from boxes 1, 3, 5, and 6 was digitized in 2016 for preservation and access. The digital copies are available in the Special Collections reading room.

Table of Contents

Nov. 6, 1992, Fairchild Theatre. Richard Ford, Jim Harrison, Ted Weesner, Dan Gerber -- Nov. 12, 1993, featuring American Indian authors, Kellogg Center Auditorium. Gogisgi/Carroll Arnett, Betty Louise Bell, Gordon Henry -- Nov. 5, 1994: "A tribute to Isabel Miller," Kellog Center Auditorium. Anita Skeen, Lev Raphael, Barbara Grier, Katherine V. Forrest -- Nov. 11, 1995, "Campus Writers and Poets," Kellog Center Auditorium. Marcia Aldrich, William S. Penn, John Smolens, Diane Wakoski -- Nov. 6, 1997, "A Sumac Reunion," Michigan State University Union Building. Dan Gerber, Jim Harrison, Joseph Bednarik -- Nov. 12, 1998, "The Fourth Genre: Creative Nonfiction," Michigan State University Union Building. Stuart Dybek, Michael Steinberg, Robert Root, Marcia Aldrich.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

A tribute to Isabel Miller.

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Campus writers and poets.

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A Sumac reunion.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

The fourth genre: Creative nonfiction.

Processing Information

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Finding Aid for the Michigan Writers Symposium collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA