Mystic Writers

About Us

The Mystic Writers formed in the summer of 2017 in Mystic, CT, when an evening on a screened-in porch sparked interest in conversation, collaboration, and mutual support. We meet regularly to balance the professional necessity of working alone with the satisfaction of interacting with other writers. Eight strong, we are all on different paths – memoirists, novelists, journalists – and yet we have a common vision: to write as well as we can and to tell stories that matter.

Our Authors

Lisa Brownell

Fiction

Jane H. Percy

Non-fiction, Poetry

Maura Casey

Opinion

Bethe Dufresne

Journalism

Ginny Bitting

Memoir

The Latest from our Blog

There’s Still Time

There’s Still Time

It’s easy at 62 to look backward. Most of my life is behind me. And wistfulness seems to increase with age. As a younger person, I used to be amused...

Passionate Habits

Passionate Habits

I have been thinking a lot about perspiration, inspiration and the maddening ebb and flow of passion in my writing life. The first line of this post...

How do you choose a book?

How do you choose a book?

“How do you choose a book?” Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda asked and answered recently, which naturally led me and other Mystic Writers,...

Seeking the Unexpected

Seeking the Unexpected

This past October, clutching my mug of tea, I surveyed the unpainted pottery bowls and leaves laid out on the table and selected a leaf with curling...

Setting: Chasing Irish Rainbows

Setting: Chasing Irish Rainbows

In my mid-30s, mourning the unexpected death of a sister and wanting a change, I traveled to Ireland for the first time. I visited the farm in County...

What About the Baby?

What About the Baby?

As a writer, I’m also a reader – both pursuits are intrinsically linked, in competition for the betterment of each other. Since I write fiction, I...

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