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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. 

May 21, 2018

I’ve always loved all things bread - freshly made bread, homemade cornbread, buttery biscuits, flaky croissants and delicious pastries.

It's interesting that Jesus calls himself “The Bread of Life” obviously knowing that the generations before us and those of us like my...

May 15, 2018

Are you ready to focus on a refreshed lifestyle and fitness routine changes to meet personal goals for summer? Lifestyle & Travel Editor Jenny Cox Holman, interviewed Tierney Russell Quick, an award-winning personal trainer and owner of Beyond Fit Studio to gather val...

April 27, 2018

As I took some time to admire their beauty, I thought that these flowers were a poignant reminder of our lives at times. Those vibrant wildflowers seemed so out of place. There is beauty right where you are even if you aren’t surrounded by the most ideal or desirable l...

April 20, 2018

Spice up the mundane task of cooking daily dishes with new recipes and trendy techniques taught in fun, interactive settings at cooking classes throughout the South. Hands-on cooking classes offer the perfect setting for friends to share great conversations over a deli...

March 30, 2018

Battered and bruised, torn and taunted, Jesus hung in agony on a wooden cross between two thieves. The crowd's cries of hatred filled the air as Jesus' blood fell to the ground. As the two thieves hung on their crosses condemned to die for their sins, they were...

March 22, 2018

Atlanta is a happening hotspot filled with trendy restaurants, bustling boutiques and shops, meaningful cultural attractions, and fun-filled sightseeing and recreational activities. A weekend adventure in the capital city of the Peach State makes for great memories for...

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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.