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Mitchell Nobis is a writer, a teacher for over 20 years, an adoptive dad, an aging rec-league basketball player, and probably some other things. He lives in Metro Detroit with his wife and children and the family puppy. He is a past president of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English. Mitch is also a co-director of the Red Cedar Writing Project, where he has led dozens of professional learning events for teachers of writing. He created the RCWP Writers Workshop and facilitated it for its first eight years. He will host the forthcoming KickstART Farmington reading series in early 2020.

A 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize runner-up and 2017 Philip Levine Prize semi-finalist, he has a number of poems and teacher essays out in the world and some fiction in draft. He co-authored Real Writing: Modernizing the Old School Essay, a book for writing teachers.

Find him on Twitter at @MitchNobis.