On Books and Writing presents contributions and commentary on books, the craft of writing, and authors’ experiences and perspectives.

On Wandering

Author Roan Parrish takes us with her, as she wanders the streets of New Orleans and maps the intricate terrain of identity, both as a woman and a writer.

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15 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard of to Gift to Young Girls

We all remember those books we read as kids that inspired our love for the written word. And while we adore our classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, Harriet the Spy, or The Diary of Anne Frank, here is a list of books to give to the young girls and women in your life you may not have heard of until now.

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Endings and Indigo

“An ending isn’t anything special or magical.” Alexis Hall, Brain Mill Press Hellum & Neal Series editor, talks about writing endings and offers encouragement for writers who are struggling with concluding their works in progress.

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Meet Our Authors: Haris A. Durrani

Mineral Point Poetry Chapbook author Haris Durrani reveals his 3 of 3: the last 3 books he read, the 3 most important things in his life, and 3 websites worth bookmarking.

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Meet Our Authors: Kaethe Schwehn

Mineral Point Poetry Chapbook author Kaethe Schwehn reveals her 3 of 3: the last 3 books she read, the 3 most important things in her life, and 3 websites worth bookmarking.

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Interested in contributing to On Books and Writing? We are seeking radically authentic essays of 750-1,500 words to fit the column’s theme. Brain Mill Press pays for the limited right to reproduce the content that appears on Voices; all essays remain the authors’ property. Contact us with a pitch.

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