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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. 

December 18, 2018

Arrrggh! Ahoy mates, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. . . for the dreaded Porch Pirates!

I remember a simpler time, just a few decades ago, when getting a package delivered was a most special affair. Somebody had taken the time and effort to put something in a...

November 14, 2018

“Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” – Mark Twain

Ashley Crandall is a very kind person. She treats people with respect and finds that life is generally better when people are kind towards one another. She values kindness so much, that she f...

October 10, 2018

When something needs to get done, ask a few women and Voila! It’s done, and probably bigger and better than any one person could ever have imagined. 

Such is the case with a grand reception to be held this evening for Jackson author Angie Thomas. It’s a reception that w...

September 14, 2018

Who doesn’t love a great board game? We can all recall those fun times gathered around a game as we shared a good competition filled with laughter. One of my favorite board games of all times is Monopoly. Monopoly is a game that combines luck, strategy and tactics to a...

August 20, 2018

Our society suffers from the stigma of stereotypes.  Certain expectations hover over women when it comes to their homes, hobbies and workplace. 

Then there are women such as Ginger Edwards, a successful contractor and avid hunter, who breaks molds by prospering in...

July 27, 2018

If someone works all day in front of a computer and knows nothing about fitness, how can they live a healthy lifestyle?

Locals J.C. Hiatt and Thad Daniels found the solution.

Through the development of a specialized fitness program for developers called DevLifts, they ar...

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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.