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The Internal Truths of Writing: An Interview with Chace Morris/Mic Write

MQR’s Online Series, “Celebrating Writers in Our Community,” is inspired by our current, special-themed issue, “Why We Write.” The series of interviews celebrates the diversity of Southeast Michigan writers, their talents, their motivations for writing, and their significance to our community.  Chace Morris (aka Mic Write) is a poet/emcee/educator/ & lifelong Detroiter.  He is a …

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On Writing, Teaching and Believing in Your Story: An Interview with Jeff Kass

MQR’s Online Series, “Celebrating Writers in Our Community,” is inspired by our upcoming special-themed issue, “Why We Write.” The series of interviews is a celebration of the diversity of Southeast Michigan writers, their talents, their motivations for writing, and their significance to our community.  Jeff Kass teaches tenth-grade English and Creative Writing at Pioneer High …

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Why the Wee-Bots Write: Stories from Young Writers

As we celebrated our 60th year in print and prepared our Fall 2021 “Why We Write” issue we set out to explore the writing happening in MQR’s Southeast Michigan community. With support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs we hosted series of collaborative workshops with community organizations around us. Our question …

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Writing as Remembrance, Negotiation, and Intention: An Interview with Tariq Luthun

MQR’s Online Series, “Celebrating Writers in Our Community,” is inspired by our special-themed Fall issue, “Why We Write,” coming October 1st. The interview series is a celebration of the diversity of Southeast Michigan writers, their talents, their motivations for writing, and their significance to our community.  Tariq Luthun is a Detroit-born Palestinian community organizer, data …

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Reckoning with Familial Origins: Kelly Fordon on Why She Writes

MQR’s Online Series, “Celebrating Writers in Our Community,” is inspired by our upcoming special-themed issue, “Why We Write.” The series of interviews is a celebration of the diversity of Southeast Michigan writers, their talents, their motivations for writing, and their significance to our community.  Kelly Fordon’s latest book is a short story collection called I …

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