Join Mystic Writers Workshops This Summer

Do you have a story to tell but don’t know where to begin? Why not try a writing workshop taught by Mystic Writers, Ruth Crocker (nonfiction) and Susan Kietzman (fiction)? The in-person workshops will be held at the Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic, CT on Monday, June 28, and Monday July 12, respectively. Space is limited to 15 participants and masks are required.

NAVIGATING NONFICTION: Write Compelling True Stories — with Ruth Crocker
Monday, June 28
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Nonfiction writing (memoir, autobiography, personal essay, journalism, and more) is sometimes thought of as the stodgy, boring stepsister of glittering, exciting fiction. In fact, the opposite is true. You can’t make this stuff up! It’s all in how you tell the story. This workshop will take you through the process of zeroing in on true stories and crafting them with the same tools and techniques that fiction writers use to bring words to life on the page. We’ll explore theme, structure, voice, dialogue and more, along with exercises for sourcing material from life experience. 

Writing Fiction: The Art of Storytelling — with Susan Kietzman
Monday, July 12
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

A writer brings to a story unique perspective, voice, and imagination – all of which shape how the story is told. In this workshop, we’ll explore the creation of fiction, as well as dive into some key elements: character, setting, dialogue, plot, and point of view. We’ll talk about style, discipline, and what it takes to turn your idea into a novel. Be prepared to write, discuss, and learn from one another.

To register for any or all of four workshops in the series: call (860) 536-7721 or go to:


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