James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway, a literary odd couple by Steve Polansky

Something interesting about James Joyce that will not be in my May 20 introduction to Ulysses: Joyce and Ernest Hemingway, together in Paris in the 1920s, were a literary odd couple if ever there was one. Joyce was physically weak and – despite his carnal appetites – intellectually monkish. Hemingway fancied himself an accomplished pugilist […]

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Creating memorable characters By Nikki Kallio

Think bout your favorite books or movies, and there’s likely a character that sticks with you or even makes the story one you want to come back to again and again. Why do some literary characters become iconic, vivid parts of our imagination? There are lots of reasons some characters resonate with us and others seem to […]

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Love Words by Steve Polansky

I don’t read blogs, though, given that I have no real idea of what a blog is, I may well have read one or two without knowing. Better then, I think, that I post from time to time on The Mill website a few lines – no more than a paragraph, say  – about writing, written […]

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Why Poetry Matters by Karla Huston

On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m., poet and instructor for The Mill: A Place for Writers Karla Huston will present a lecture on poetry. The lecture is free and open to the public through the generosity of the Neenah Public Library. Why Poetry Matters So what’s all the fuss about poultry? Those chickens work […]

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Free Literary Series

Aspiring Poets, Novelists, Memoirists Invited to Free Series The Mill: A Place for Writers and the Neenah Public Library Partner to Inspire Regional Writers NEENAH – The region’s writing community will gather on three November Saturdays for conversations on poetry, fiction and memoir. The conversations, led by writing instructors from The Mill: A Place for […]

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