20 Years of Inspiring Words & Music

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Poet:  Betty Medsger

Music:  The Sea The Sea

Opening Voice:  Melissa Croghan

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

The Mystic Arts Center
9 Water Street
Downtown Mystic

Admission $10, Students 21 & Under Free

Call: 860-912-2444
E-mail: info@theartscafemystic.org

Poet » 

Betty Medsger
In March 1971, Betty Medsger, then a reporter at the
Washington Post, received from anonymous sources copies of files stolen from the Media, PA, FBI office the night of March 8, 1971. She wrote the first stories about these files that revealed FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had, for nearly a half century, distorted the mission of the most powerful law enforcement agency and one of the most venerated institutions in the nation: the FBI. 


From her stories, Americans learned for the first time about Hoover’s massive political spying and dirty tricks operations that suppressed dissent and damaged individuals and organizations.

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Musician »

The Sea The Sea
The Sea The Sea is the new singer-songwriter duo which Huffington Post describes as “two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear…”  Chuck e. Costa and Mira Stanley are the young talents who make up The Sea The Sea, a name which they borrowed from Xenophon’s Anabasis, the ancient tale of Greek soldiers returning to their coast home after a long arduous battle inland.  “The sea!  The sea!” is their cry of joy.  


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Opening Voice »

Melissa Croghan
Melissa Croghan is an award-winning artist and poet who has just published a debut book of poems called Cliff Walk: Poems and Paintings of Mackinac and Beyond.  She is also the author of the novel The Tracking Heart, published in 2012.  A former Editor at Boulevard, she has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a Connecticut Poet-in-the-Schools.  As an artist, she has shown her work in galleries and museums all over the Northeast, Arizona, and Mackinac Island.