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

Weeding Out

Weeding Out

A few days ago, I dared to go into my garden after spending weeks fearing that nothing lived under the layer of oak leaves. Everything must have died...

What Mystic Writers Are Reading

What Mystic Writers Are Reading

When we aren’t actually writing (or thinking about what we’re going to write) there’s a good chance that the Mystic Writers are reading. This past...

One-way Conversations

One-way Conversations

The second most common question I’ve heard in the last year – the first being “Are you okay?” – is “Have you watched any good shows on Netflix?” I’ve...

Writers, bridges, and rivers

Writers, bridges, and rivers

Some people might think that a group called the Mystic Writers has a kind of mystical or spiritual connection, so we wanted to clear up any confusion...

Battling Writer’s Blasé

Battling Writer’s Blasé

I don’t write fiction, which means I’ve probably never had true writer’s block. But I have had writer’s blasé. It’s that feeling when you can’t...

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