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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. 

September 28, 2017


The heat and humidity of the south doesn’t keep us from loving a great cup of coffee and the aroma of our favorite coffee shops. Coffee adds an element of creativity, caffeine creates an environment for great conversations and coffee shops are the perfect space for re...

September 28, 2017

Amazing Apple Orchard Adventures in the United States

September 18, 2017

Mississippi Author and Inspirational Women's Speaker, Kenya Parks, hopes to inspire and empower young women in Mississippi to move beyond life's burdens and barriers to achieve great things for their lives.  Jenny Cox Holman, Lifestyle & Travel Editor fo...

August 29, 2017

Who doesn't love an amazing vacation? Traveling refreshes the soul as it provides exhilarating feelings of refreshment from exploring new places, tasting new and delicious cuisines and making unforgettable memories with friends and family. A trendy twist on typical tra...

August 18, 2017

Cuddly canines and precious pooches brighten each day for their dog-loving owners. Loyal members of the family, dogs are irreplaceable with their affection and playful spirit that they generously share with their owners. In honor of National Dog Day, we've found 3 perf...

August 12, 2017

According to the Pew Research Center, the typical American read just four books in 2016.  With a little less Candy Crush, you can read four books next week. Do you want to increase your happy consumption of grand ideas and tales?

If so, here are a few pointers from...

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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.