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Narrative journalist and
Award-winning author of
Poor Your Soul &
The In-Betweens


Mira Ptacin is a literary journalist, memoirist, New York Times best-selling ghostwriter, editor, and professor of creative writing. She is the author of the award-winning memoir Poor Your Soul (Soho Press, 2016) as well as the feminist history The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna (Liveright-W.W.
Norton, 2019.) She lives on Peaks Island, Maine.


Poor Your Soul

Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

The In-Betweens

Get Out of My Crotch: Twenty-One Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights and Reproductive Health

My Books

upcoming events

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Slice of Life memoir workshop

Maine Writer and Publisher's Alliance 

Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine

CLASS IS FULL. To join waitlist, email Meghan at

Wednesday, April 26

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Print Bookstore, 273 Congress St., Portland

Tuesday, May 2

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bunker Brewing Co, 17 Westfield Street, Portland

Hannah Matthews and Mira Ptacin discuss You or Someone You Love: Reflections from an Abortion Doula

May 5 - May 7

The Rangeley Inn, Rangeley Maine

June 26 - June 30

Maine Media Workshops

70 Camden St., Rockport

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