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Finding young writers. Taking Them to New Levels!

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A new grass-roots writing initiative identifies talented young writers and gives them the same "select" opportunity that their peers in sports and music have. The results are already are great and the plans for growth statewide are big. 

August 13, 2018

The Saturday Evening Post published a story by Mississippi’s own William Faulkner titled

“Race at Morning.” The entry to the Post’s editors broke a long, dry spell of writer’s block for the Nobel-Prize winner. The little-known short story, published in 1955, is set at a...

May 14, 2018

The recent news of a Southwest Airline pilot who happened to be a woman saving an aircraft

and over one-hundred souls aboard drew an enormous mix of reaction. The news media and

the public hailed her as a heroine and one of the most common remarks heard was “she

seemed so...

March 6, 2018

I joined the United States Air Force in 1984.  I was a late-bloomer, coming in around my late twenties and I had no idea what I was in for.  After nearly three decades of living in that environment I can honestly say I miss it. There was a brotherhood and a sisterhood...

March 1, 2018

The Mississippi Senate is considering arming teachers. Yes, that's right...gun-totin', shooting-and-looting teachers roaming the aisles just looking for targets. And I'm sure there are some teachers who can field dress a deer with their eyes closed but there's a differ...

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Confused and frustrated by others and his state, Horace Benbow in William Faulkner’s 

Sanctuary says, “I need a change. Either I, or Mississippi, one.”

     Do we sometimes feel like Horace? We love our state, but it confounds us.     

      Mississippimatters' creative co-op of writers, videographers and thinkers invites wrestling with such tensions.

     MM won't cover much breaking news. Instead, it will reflect, suggest  and chat.

     Some entries will be a bit deeper. We will feature investigative articles other publications avoid. Lots of lighthearted ideas will be tossed in about enjoyable people, places and things. Expect an eclectic mix.

      If we're easily pegged politically or socially, we need to do better. Let us know.

     Some contributors have "extra" degrees, others are "degree-less." All can write; they care and dare to share their hearts and minds (and they can turn a phrase).

    Our writers come from unlikely places. We think some of the best thinkers use a wrench. not a pen. 

     Some of our "takes" may upset you.Thanks for feeling! Some may prop up your opinions. We hope to prompt banter at water coolers, coffee shops and family tables.

     It’s so true—we in the Magnolia State often feel like Horace Benbow. Faulkner tapped into us. 

     How about us doing some head-scratching together?  

     Let’s laugh, muse and talk. After all, Mississippi Matters. 

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MississippiMatters is a news blog of cooperative writers, videographers and podcasters published by  The Well Writers Guild, a 501c3 devoted to mentoring Mississippi writers and to addressing uncovered or under-covered topics.  MississippiMatters focuses on offering creative "takes" on our state's culture, ideas, events and more.