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James Ingram Merrill was an American writer of poetry, essays, fiction, and plays. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1977 for Divine Comedies. He purchased 107 Water Street in 1956 and left it to the Stonington Village Improvement Association (SVIA) when he died in 1995. 

Learn about our Writer-In-Residence program, find out what it’s like to live and work in the James Merrill House, and find information about our WIR.

The 1901 James Merrill House is a late-Victorian block located on Water Street in Stonington Borough, significant for its close, forty-one-year association with James Ingram Merrill.

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WIR, TALVIKKI ANSEL, VIRTUAL READING: AUGUST 7 AT 5PM

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Upcoming Events
Merrill Lecturer: Carl Phillips
Fri, Oct 02
Virtual Merrill Lecture
Oct 02, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Virtual Merrill Lecture
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Merrill Lecturer: Marlon James
Sat, May 01
La Grua Center
May 01, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
La Grua Center, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
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WIR Talvikki Ansel reads from her work
Fri, Aug 07
James Merrill House Youtube and Facebook
Aug 07, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Join the James Merrill House for a Virtual Reading & Conversation with August Merrill Fellow Talvikki Ansel and JMH Committee member Geoffrey Little Friday, August 7, 5pm Watch live on James Merrill House Facebook or Youtube
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