Mitchell Nobis is a writer, a teacher, a dad with a thousand stories about their journey to adopt two incredible boys, an aging rec-league basketball player held together by duct tape, a transplanted farmboy, a former drummer, and probably some other things. He lives in Metro Detroit with his wife and children and the family dog.
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 hosts Wednesday Night Sessions, the KickstART Farmington reading series.
He has a number of poems and teacher essays out in the world and novels in draft. He co-authored Real Writing: Modernizing the Old School Essay, a book for writing teachers. His poetry manuscript is still looking for a publisher, but it has been a finalist for the 2020 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, a runner-up for the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize, and a semi-finalist for the 2017 Philip Levine Prize.
Find him on Twitter at @MitchNobis.
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