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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 22, 2018

 "I hope to see you and your children

this Thursday at Lemuria Books for my first reading and signing of Milly Mills Reporting Live! We'll take photos and have a lot of fun! I bet we'll even have some future

TV anchors there!" 

Allie Ware, a well-known televisio...

August 8, 2018

The Mississippi Book Festival is coming up in a couple of weeks. There are several ancillary events associated with the literary lawn party, beginning with a kick-off party on Thursday, August 16 presented by Bookfriends of University Press of Mississippi at Fischer Ga...

July 18, 2018

There’s something about Mississippi. We seem to elevate and celebrate the story tellers among us. Mississippi claims one of the world’s greatest story tellers – the late Eudora Welty. She certainly could spin a tale and her writing is still appreciated by avid readers...

May 11, 2018

C.S. Lewis, the 20th century’s greatest Christian writer, spent the first half of his life as a committed atheist. In his late 20s, his religious worldview began to be challenged, thanks largely to his friendship with fellow author and Oxford University colleague, J.R....

May 8, 2018

Fifty years ago this week—May 2, 1968—the Boston Celtics defeated the L.A. Lakers to win their 10th championship in 12 years, an astonishing feat that has never been repeated in ensuing decades. An integral part of the Celtics’ playoff success that year was Mississippi...

April 30, 2018

Spanning decades and continents, Amy Tan’s novel The Valley of Amazement hooks the reader and does not let go. If you are planning on going on this ride, prepare to have days of your life devoted to this epic story and characters that will both break and warm your hear...

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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. 

                           The Editors

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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.