Archived Events

December 9
Monday . 5 PM
Welcome Brittany Perham &
Peter Kline
December 2013 Fellows
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

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November 16
Saturday . 5 PM
November 2013 Fellow
Mieke Eerkens Reads
in the James Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street | 4th Floor

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November 4
Monday . 5 PM
Welcome Mieke Eerkens
November 2013 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

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October 24
Thursday . 6 PM
Spring 2002 Fellow
Jeffrey Skinner Reads
from his new collection
Glaciology
in the James Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street | 4th Floor
Reception . Books for sale

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October 19
Saturday . 5 PM
October 2013 Fellow
Amy Beeder Reads
in the James Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street | 4th Floor
Reception

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October 14
Monday . 5 to 7 PM
Welcome Amy Beeder
James Merrill House
October 2013 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT
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September 21
Monday . 5 PM
September 2013 Fellow
Caitlin Doyle Reads
in the James Merrill Apartment
107 Water Street | 4th Floor
Reception

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September 9
Monday . 5 to 7 PM
Welcome Caitlin Doyle
James Merrill House
September 2013 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

For more information on Caitlin, click here.

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September 8 Sunday . 5pm
James Merrill House &
La Grua Center present
Poet Chase Twichell
at The La Grua Center
Stonington CT
Reception to follow
Free & open to the public

For more information click here.

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Saturday & Sunday
August 3rd & 4th
ANNUAL DECK PARTY
& Summer Open House Days

Stonington CT

Deck Party . Saturday . 5 to 8
Tickets $25 . $20 in advance

Open House Days Saturday/Sunday . 1 to 3
Free & open to the public/Refreshments

For more information about the Annual Deck Party, click here.



For more information about Open House Days, click here.

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June 7 Friday . 6pm
Poet Will Schutt Fall 2011 Fellow &
Novelist Christine Schutt
Read from new work at
The La Grua Center
Stonington CT
Reception to follow
Free & open to the public

For more information, click here.

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May 26 . Sunday . 5pm
Anne Fadiman
9th Annual James Merrill Lecture

The La Grua Center
Stonington CT.
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.

For more information, click here.

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March 10
Sunday . 5pm
James Reidel, Spring 2013 Fellow
Talks about Manon Gropius
at Stonington Free Library,
Stonington CT
Reception to follow
Free & open to the public

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March 7
Wednesday . 12 Noon
James Merrill at Home: A Tribute
JMHC Member Leslie McGrath moderates Panelists:
Langdon Hammer, Stephen Yenser, Rachel Hadas, Siobhan Phillips.
Hynes Convention Center . Boston
Room 202 . Level 2

This event will take place at the 2013 AWP Conference. For more information about the conference, click here.
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February 16 & 17
Saturday & Sunday . 1 to 3 PM
Winter Open House Days
Tour the Merrill Apartment
Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments

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January 21
Monday . 5 to 7 PM
Welcome James Reidel
James Merrill House
Spring 2013 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

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December 10 at 5:30pm
Sally Ball, December 2012 Merrill Fellow
reads from her own work in the
Merrill Apartment
Stoningon, CT
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.


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Recent Events

November 26 at 5:30pm
Gimbiya Kettering, November 2012 Merrill Fellow
reads from her own work in the
Merrill Apartment
Stoningon, CT
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.


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November 12
Monday . 5:30 PM

Reading and Remembering
Reception to follow
a chance to talk with
Spencer Reece
and to meet Gimbiya Kettering
Fall 2012 Merrill House Fellow

James Merrill House
107 Water Street . Stonington

To read more about Spencer Reece click here.


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October 10
Monday . 5 to 7 PM

Welcome Amy Greacen
James Merrill House
October 2012 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

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September 16 5pm
Lydia Conklin, September 2012 Fellow
& Kirsin Valdez Quade read from
their own work in the
Merrill Apartment
Stoningon, CT
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.
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September 10
Monday . 5 to 7 PM

Welcome Lydia Conklin
James Merrill House September 2012 Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT



Recent Events

August 18 & 19
Saturday & Sunday
ANNUAL DECK PARTY
& Summer Open House Days

Merrill Apartment
Stonington CT

Deck Party . Saturday . 5 to 8
Tickets $20 . $15 in advance

Open House Days
Saturday/Sunday . 1 to 3
Free & open to the public/Refreshments

Deck Party
For more information, click here.

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June 10 . Sunday . 5PM
HELEN VENDLER
8th Annual James Merrill Lecture

The La Grua Center
Stonington CT.
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.

For more information, click here.


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James Merrill Apartment
Available for Summer Rental

JamesMerrillApartment
Click here for rental details

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May 10 . Thursday . 6PM ROSANNA WARREN
Reads at a joint
James Merrill House Committee
& La Grua Center Event

The La Grua Center
Stonington CT.
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.

For more information, click here. _________________________

April 12 6pm Bruce Snider, Spring 2010 Fellow returns with his partner Lysley Tenorio to read jointly from their new books. To learn more click here.
The La Grua Center
Stonington CT.
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.
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March 25 5pm Peter Filkins, Spring 2012 Fellow
Reading from his own work at
Stonington Free Library,
Stonington CT.
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.


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SPRING READING SERIES
Three Sundays:
26 February
18 March
15 April
3:30 to 4:30 PM

The spring session of our reading, listening, and discussion group, led by Peter Filkins, will meet in the Merrill Apartment on the 3rd Floor of 107 Water Street, Stonington CT.
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February 18-19 1-3 pm
James Merrill House
Open House Hours
Free & open to the public.
Refreshments.

Please contact us for more information or for directions.

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January 23 5-7 pm
Welcome Peter Filkins
James Merrill House Spring Fellow
Wine & Cheese at Noah's
113 Water Street, Stonington CT


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January 15
Deadline for applications for
2012-2013 James Merrill House
Fellowships. For more information
see our Application Pages.
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December 4
5pm
Will Schutt, Fall 2011 Fellow
Reading from his own work at
Stonington Free Library,
Stonington CT.
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public.


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November 17
6-7pm Thursday
Reading and discussion by Anne Trubek of her book: A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses.
This is a joint activity of the Merrill House & the La Grua Center at the La Grua Center, Stonington CT.
Free & open to the public.
For more information or directions call 860/535-9019. Click to
read more about the author.


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Three Sundays:
October 23, 20 November,
11 December
Fall Reading Series
3:30 to 4:30 PM

A reading, listening, and discussion group led by Will Schutt will meet in the Merrill Apartment on the 3rd Floor of 107 Water Street, Stonington CT
Read more about this.
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Will Schutt & Peter Filkins
have been selected for the
2011-2012 Merrill Residencies.
Read more about them.
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September 19
5-7 pm
Welcome Will Schutt
Wine & Cheese at Noahs
113 Water Street, Stonington CT


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August 20
5-8 pm
James Merrill House
Deck Party
Tickets: $20 at the door.
$15 advance
at Grand & Water Street Antiques | Stonington CT

August 20 & 21 1-3 pm
James Merill House
Open House Hours
Free & open to the public. Refreshments.

Please contact us for more information or for directions.


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August 6
5 pm Saturday
Reading and discussion by former
Merrill House Writers-in-Residence.
LaGrua Center. Stonington CT
Free & open to the public.


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June 9
6 pm
Michael D Snediker reads from
new work at the Merrill Apartment.
107 Water Street. Third Floor
Read more about this.


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May 15
5-7 pm
Edmund White reads for the
7th Annual James Merrill Lecture
LaGrua Center, Stonington CT.

Read more about this.



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April 17 5 pm
Jedediah Berry, Spring 2011 Fellow
Reading from his own work at
Stonington Free Library,
Stonington CT
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public


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April 9
2-4 pm
Dzanc Day 2011
Multigenre workshops sponsored by the Merrill House Committee in the Merrill Apartment. Look here to read more about the event and to reserve a space.


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February 19 & 20 1-3 pm
James Merrill Apartment
Open House Days
107 Water Street, Stonington CT


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January 24 5-7 pm
Welcome Jed Berry
Wine & Cheese at Noahs
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

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Spring 2011

Merrill House Fellow Jedediah Berry begins his residency 1/15



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December 14 7 pm
Lecture & Reception.
Josh Weil. Fall 2010 Fellow will read from his current work, engage in an interview, and answer questions from the audience at Mystic Art Center. 9 Water Street Mystic CT. The event is free & open to the public.

Look here for more information about the event and a link to download Weil's short story.

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December 5
5 pm
Josh Weil. Fall 2010 Fellow
Reading of his own work at
Stonington Free Library,
Stonington CT
Reception to follow.
Free & open to the public


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September 20 5-7 pm
Welcome Josh Weil
Wine & Cheese at Noahs
113 Water Street, Stonington CT


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Fall 2010 Merrill House Fellow
Josh Weil begins his residency 9/1


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August
21 & 22 1-3 pm
James Merrill Apartment
Open House
107 Water Street, Stonington CT
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August 21 5-8 pm
James Merrill Apartment Deck Party
Tickets: $20 at the door. $15 advance.
contact us for more information.
Read more about this.


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August Residency, Richie Hofman.
Merrill House Intern. Read more about him.


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Josh Weil & Jedediah Berry

have been selected for the
2010-2011 Merrill Residencies.
Read more about them.

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June 27
5-7 pm
Allan Gurganus reads for the
6th Annual James Merrill Lecture
LaGrua Center, Stonington CT.
Read more about this.


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June 13
5 pm
Bruce Snider. Spring 2010 Fellow
Reading of his own work at
Stonington Free Library,
Stonington CT


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Past Events

February 22 5-7 pm
Welcome Bruce Snider
Wine & Cheese at Noahs
113 Water Street, Stonington CT


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February 13 & 14 2-4 pm
James Merrill Apartment Open House
107 Water Street, Stonington CT


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Spring 2010 Merrill House Fellow.
Bruce Snider


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December 6 5 pm
Cate Marvin. Fall 2009 Fellow
Reading her own work at
Stonington Free Library


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Fall 2009 Merrill House Reading Series

View writer profiles

September 27: Michael Dumais
& Monica Ferrell
October 18: Jeffrey McDaniel
October 25: Roddy Lumsden
November 29: Laurie Sandell

Velvet Mill Studios
22 Bayview Street.Stonington
Sundays.5pm.Reception to follow.Free

October 19 6- 8 pm
Ivy Pochoda . Spring 2008 Fellow
Book signing & presentation at Noah’s
113 Water Street, Stonington CT


Cate Marvin . Poet

September 21 5-7 pm
Welcome Cate Marvin
Wine & Cheese at Noahs
113 Water Street, Stonington CT

All Merrill House Programs are free
and open to the public. For directions
and more information please contact us.

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Earlier Events

February 2009
Arrival of Ivy Pochoda. Novelist
Writen-in-residence Srping 2009

May 3 5pm
James Merrill Annual Lecture
Rick Moody Visiting Lecturer
LaGrua Center, Stonington CT

June 7 5pm
Ivy Pochoda, Writer-in-Residence
Reading at Stonington Free Library

August Residency
Christina Davis . Poet

August 14 - 16
Teaching James Merrill
A Conference of Merrill Scholars
Merrill Apartment & the LaGrua Center
Stonington, CT

August 16 5pm
James Merrill: life of a poet
J D McClatchy . Langdon Hammer
LaGrua Center, Stonington CT


August 29 & 30 1-3 pm
James Merrill Apartment Open House
107 Water Street, Stonington CT

August 29 5-7pm
Merrill’s Deck Party