Scott Atkinson is an award-winning journalist who has written for several publications including The New York Times, Vice, and Writer's Digest. He is also the editor of Belt Magazine and in 2016 edited Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology from Belt Publishing. Atkinson cut his teeth in journalism in Flint, Michigan, writing and editing first for the now defunct alternative paper The Uncommon Sense and later as a features writer for The Flint Journal, where he explored everything from dying factory bars to cemeteries holding the remains of long-lost orphans. He continues to write about Flint as well as anywhere else his curiosity takes him and teaches writing and journalism at The University of Michigan-Flint. 

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