The James Merrill House Committee has announced the fellows for 2014 - 2015. Beginning in September and continuing through spring 2015 they are as follows:

Molly Anders
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran
Anna Noyes
Adam Wilson
Kathleen Winter
Moira Egan & Damiano Abeni
Ansel Elkins

For more information on our fellows, please click here.

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Current & Upcoming Events

To view our full calendar as a PDF, please click here.

September 13
Saturday . 5 PM
Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides
reads from his work
La Grua Center
32 Water Street, Stonington


August 9
Saturday . 5 PM
Former Merrill Fellow Josh Weil
reads from his new novel
The Great Glass Sea
La Grua Center
32 Water Street, Stonington


August 2
James Merrill House Deck Party
"Summer Camp"
Saturday . 5 PM
Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street, 4th floor
Live music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres
Tickets are $20 in advance
(available at Grand & Water Antiques, 147 Water Street)
or $25 at the door


Saturday, August 2nd &
Sunday, August 3rd

Open House
1pm to 3pm
107 Water Street, 3rd & 4th floor
Free admission


July 19
Saturday . 5 PM
Stephen Yenser on James Merrill’s Versions of ‘Home’

Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street

Reception to follow


June 9
Monday . 5 PM
Welcome Eryn Green
Winner, 2013 Yale Younger
Poets Prize
Noah's, 113 Water Street


June 7
Saturday . 5 PM
Jonatha Post reads from
The Selected Letters of
Anthony Hecht

The Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street, Stonington CT
Reception to Follow


May 17
Saturday . 5 PM
A Poet at Home:
James Merrill in Stonington Village
A Dicussion with Rachel Carley
La Grua Center
Stonington CT
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to Follow


April 13
Sunday . 5 PM
Spring 2013 Merrill House Fellow
Kelle Groom Reads
Stonington Free Library
20 High Street / Stonington CT


February 15 & 16
Monday . 5 to 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday . 1 to 3 PM
Winter Open House Days
Tour the Merrill Apartment
Free and Open to the Public


February 3
Monday . 5 to 7 PM
Welcome Kelle Groom
James Merrill House
Spring 2014 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT


January 4
Saturday . 5 PM
December 2013 Fellows
Peter Kline & Brittany Perham Read
in the James Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street | 4th Floor


Archived Events

The Merrill House committee believes the presence of talented writers enriches the life of the community. Its policy is therefore to enable the writer-in-residence to become a part of the community and to share their work, their ideas, and their experiences though readings, workshops, and informal gatherings.

Each year, the James Merrill House Committee invites a distinguished speaker to deliver The Annual James Merrill Lecture. This year will be the ninth in our series and will feature noted author and essayist, Jeffrey Eugenides. It will be held at the La Grua Center on Water Street in Stonington, CT, on Saturday, September 13th at 5pm. The reading, as all James Merrill House Committee events, is free and open to the public.

James Merrill's apartment is open to the general public four afternoons a year. At other times, visits may be arranged by appointment. Please contact us via our website for more information and directions.

To learn more about our activities, see our Spring 2014 newsletter.