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Two Former Merrill House Fellows Return to Stonington

July 1st, 2015 Thanks to a generous gift from Jeff and Lynn Callahan, we are pleased to welcome two former fellows back to Stonington this month. The two writers, selected from the alumni of the program by random drawing, have each been granted a week-long stay in the James Merrill House. Peter Hawkins arrives in Stonington today, and Anna Noyes […]

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Carl Phillips chooses Noah Warren as 2015 Yale Series of Younger Poets Winner

March 29th, 2015 New Haven—Yale University Press is pleased to announce a winner in the 2015 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The judge, prize-winning and critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, has chosen Noah Warren’s manuscript, THE DESTROYER IN THE GLASS. Series judge Carl Phillips says: “THE DESTROYER IN THE GLASS impresses at once with […]

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Jeffrey Eugenides Unveils New Work at Annual James Merrill Lecture

March 26th, 2015 Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides addressed a record crowd during the 10th Annual James Merrill Lecture in September. Eugenides started by expressing gratitude to the Ingram Merrill Foundation — which Merrill set up to help artists, musicians and writers — for bestowing a grant early in his career, when it made a significant difference to him. He went on […]

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From “Eye Sore” to Treasure: James Merrill House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

March 12th, 2015 IN THE Book of Ephraim, James Ingram Merrill jokingly refers to 107 Water Street as the “old eye sore,” but in August 2013 the late-Victorian building received official recognition of its significance to Stonington Village and beyond with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The honor imposes no restrictions on maintenance or use. Rather, it only confirms […]

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