MG and YA Fiction: Writing for Real by Julie Mata

While writing my first book, Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens, I had a conversation with a student about a middle grade book she had just read. She commented that she liked the book, but didn’t feel the author had much idea what it was like to be a middle school student these […]

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Prompts and Plunges – Two August Workshops

Don’t miss these two August Workshops To register for either workshop click here     Prompt-o-rama Maybe you’ve got a story to tell, whether it’s a memoir, a short story or a novel — or maybe you want to write, but you’re short on ideas. This two-hour workshop will kickstart your writing through a number […]

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Check out our Summer Classes

2017 Summer Courses Mondays, June 19 – July 31 (no class July 3), 6:45-8:45 p.m. Neenah Public Library, 240 E. Wisconsin Ave. $135 for members; $150 for non-members Register by June 14 at www.millwriters.org (click on Classes) The Luminous Poem with Tom Montag Meets in Aylward Room, 2nd floor The luminous poem is not about […]

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Writing on the Edges of Life by Emily Bowles

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories. Margaret Atwood I am perpetually making notes in the margin of my mind. Virginia Woolf As a single mother juggling […]

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WRITING CREATIVE NONFICTION by Tom Montag

How many kinds of order are there? I mean, how many ways might writers order their materials? Dictionaries are generally in alphabetical order, for instance. How many “story shapes” are there? In other words, how many narrative shapes can a writer choose from when telling a story, either a fictional one, or one that is […]

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The Mill Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 3 – 5 p.m. Lou’s Brew Café and Lounge 233 E. College Ave., Appleton Celebrate The Mill’s achievements over the past year, discover upcoming events, and enjoy a short reading by Wisconsin poet laureate and The Mill’s own teacher, Karla Huston at the launch of her new book, Grief […]

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A Vote of Thanks by Gillian Shirreffs

January 25th is the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. He was born to tenant farmers in a small village on Scotland’s rugged west coast on the twenty-fifth day of January 1759 and by the age of twenty-seven he would be celebrated across Scotland as The Ploughman Poet. Indeed, he is still lauded as […]

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The Mill Winter Classes

Winter Classes start February 27, 2017         Register Online – Classes Monday Night Classes All Monday night classes are held at Lou’s Brew Café & Lounge – 233 E College Ave, Appleton. Classes are on the third floor. No elevator is available. WINTER CREATIVITY BOOST – NIKKI KALLIO  6 weeks begins Monday, February 27       7-9 pm READING […]

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Karla Huston Named Wisconsin Poet Laureate

One of The Mill’s own, Karla Huston, Mill teacher and vice-president of the board has been named Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2017 -2018. Read more about this much-deserved honor in the links below.   Madison.com             Post-Crescent           620 WTMJ Radio      

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