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Upcoming Events

  • Power of the Spoken Word ~ KOLTON HARRIS & YEXANDRA DIAZ
    Power of the Spoken Word ~ KOLTON HARRIS & YEXANDRA DIAZ
    Wed, Feb 21
    Stonington
    Feb 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    The La Grua Center presents a program on the history and cultural significance of the spoken word, which will feature a brief talk with multidisciplinary artist and speaker Yexandra Diaz, followed by a selection of youth spoken word presentations curated by creative visionary Kolton Harris.
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  • Virtual Reading with Lisa Ko in conversation with Laura Kolbe
    Virtual Reading with Lisa Ko in conversation with Laura Kolbe
    Sat, Feb 24
    JMH Facebook and Youtube pages
    Feb 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube pages
    Feb 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube pages
    Virtual Reading with Lisa Ko in conversation with Laura Kolbe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkdWw8hRwOA
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  • Virtual Event with Judith Dupré
    Virtual Event with Judith Dupré
    Sat, May 11
    JMH Facebook, Youtube, Twitter/ X
    May 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    JMH Facebook, Youtube, Twitter/ X
    May 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    JMH Facebook, Youtube, Twitter/ X
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  • Virtual Event with Tochukwu Okafor
    Virtual Event with Tochukwu Okafor
    Sat, Aug 24
    JMH Facebook, Youtube, Twitter
    Aug 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    JMH Facebook, Youtube, Twitter
    Aug 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    JMH Facebook, Youtube, Twitter
    Virtual Event with Tochukwu Okafor
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Past Events

  • Meet & Greet/ Book signing with Lisa Ko
    Meet & Greet/ Book signing with Lisa Ko
    Wed, Feb 07
    Stonington
    Feb 07, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Feb 07, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Meet & Greet/ Book signing with Lisa Ko
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  • MORE SEATS ADDED: The Art of the Crossword: History, Solving & Creating
    MORE SEATS ADDED: The Art of the Crossword: History, Solving & Creating
    Wed, Jan 17
    Stonington
    Jan 17, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Jan 17, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Join us at the JMH Visitors Center for an exciting workshop w/current writer-in-residence, Adrienne Raphel. Get ready to dive into the world of wordplay & puzzle-solving with a crossword whiz! Please RSVP *and* SCROLL DOWN to "Click here to purchase tickets" to buy a ticket and secure your spot!
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  • Virtual Reading w/Adrienne Raphel & Chris Spaide
    Virtual Reading w/Adrienne Raphel & Chris Spaide
    Sat, Jan 13
    Virtual Event on Youtube & Facebook
    Jan 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event on Youtube & Facebook
    Jan 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event on Youtube & Facebook
    Join current writer-in-residence Adrienne Raphel, in conversation with former fellow Chris Spaide, for a poetry reading on Saturday, January 13th at 5pm. This is a FREE, VIRTUAL event that will livestream on JMH Facebook & Youtube pages. *Links below under "About the event" Please also RSVP!
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  • Meet & Greet, Book signing with Adrienne Raphel
    Meet & Greet, Book signing with Adrienne Raphel
    Thu, Jan 04
    Stonington
    Jan 04, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Jan 04, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Meet & Greet, Book signing with Adrienne Raphel
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  • Book signing & reading with former fellow, Matthew Minicucci
    Book signing & reading with former fellow, Matthew Minicucci
    Sun, Dec 17
    James Merrill House Visitors Center
    Dec 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    James Merrill House Visitors Center , 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Dec 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    James Merrill House Visitors Center , 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Stop by to meet former fellow, Matthew Minicucci and pick up a signed copy of his latest book, DUAL.
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  • Workshop with Paul Maddern: Poems I love about loss
    Workshop with Paul Maddern: Poems I love about loss
    Tue, Nov 21
    Stonington
    Nov 21, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Nov 21, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-workshop-with-paul-maddern-poems-of-loss-i-love-tickets-756266883607?aff=oddtdtcreator
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  • Virtual Event with Paul Maddern
    Virtual Event with Paul Maddern
    Sat, Nov 18
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc21Nsu4coU
    Nov 18, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc21Nsu4coU
    Nov 18, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc21Nsu4coU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc21Nsu4coU
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  • Sigrid Nunez Author Talk and Book Signing
    Sigrid Nunez Author Talk and Book Signing
    Thu, Nov 09
    Bank Square Books
    Nov 09, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Bank Square Books, 53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
    Nov 09, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Bank Square Books, 53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
    Bank Square Books will host an author talk and book signing featuring Sigrid Nunez, The NYT–bestselling, National Book Award–winning author of 'The Friend' and 'What Are You Going Through,' for the release of her new book, 'The Vulnerables,' which comes out Tuesday, November 7th, 2023.
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  • Workshop with Paul Maddern
    Workshop with Paul Maddern
    Wed, Nov 08
    Stonington
    Nov 08, 2023, 5:30 PM – Nov 09, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Nov 08, 2023, 5:30 PM – Nov 09, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Stonington, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Workshop with Paul Maddern: Landscape as Totemic Marker of Aesthetic Change
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  • EXHIBIT OPENING "James Merrill's World: Fans and Clouds and Bats"
    EXHIBIT OPENING "James Merrill's World: Fans and Clouds and Bats"
    Tue, Oct 31
    James Merrill House Visitor's Center
    Oct 31, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    James Merrill House Visitor's Center, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Oct 31, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    James Merrill House Visitor's Center, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Stop by the Visitor's Center on Halloween night to learn the story behind James Merrill and David Jackson's whimsical wallpaper. Refreshments such as cookies, candy, cider, wine, and seltzer will be served. We look forward to seeing you!
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  • Annual Merrill Lecture with Jonathan Bate
    Annual Merrill Lecture with Jonathan Bate
    Thu, Sep 28
    Stonington
    Sep 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Sep 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Please join us at La Grua for our Annual Merrill Lecture.
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  • James Merrill : Descending a Spiral Staircase, talk by Langdon Hammer
    James Merrill : Descending a Spiral Staircase, talk by Langdon Hammer
    Thu, Sep 14
    Stonington
    Sep 14, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 40 Palmer St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Sep 14, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 40 Palmer St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Yale professor Langdon Hammer explores how and why James Merrill and David Jackson made Stonington their home, who signed the guest book (and who didn't), and what their queer life together was like.
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  • CT Open House Day
    CT Open House Day
    Sat, Jun 11
    James Merrill House
    Jun 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    James Merrill House, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Jun 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    James Merrill House, 107 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Tour the residence of American poet James Merrill, first poet laureate of Connecticut, in the maritime village of Stonington Borough
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  • Annual Merrill Lecture: Poet & Scholar, Rosanna Warren  at the  La Grua Center
    Annual Merrill Lecture: Poet & Scholar, Rosanna Warren  at the  La Grua Center
    Thu, Jun 02
    Stonington
    Jun 02, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Jun 02, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington, 32 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
    Annual Merrill Lecture: Poet & Scholar, Rosanna Warren at the La Grua Center
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  • JMH Fellow Reading: Mehdi Tavana Okasi
    JMH Fellow Reading: Mehdi Tavana Okasi
    Sat, May 07
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
    May 07, 2022, 5:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
    May 07, 2022, 5:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
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  • JMH Fellow Reading: Kamran Javadizadeh
    JMH Fellow Reading: Kamran Javadizadeh
    Sat, Mar 26
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
    Mar 26, 2022, 5:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
    Mar 26, 2022, 5:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
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  • JMH Fellow Reading: John Cotter
    JMH Fellow Reading: John Cotter
    Sat, Jan 22
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
    Jan 22, 2022, 5:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
    Jan 22, 2022, 5:00 PM
    JMH Facebook and Youtube
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  • JMH Fellow Reading: Michael Collier
    JMH Fellow Reading: Michael Collier
    Sat, Nov 20
    Stonington Village Improvement Associati
    Nov 20, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington Village Improvement Associati, 107 Water Street, Stonington, CT, USA
    Nov 20, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stonington Village Improvement Associati, 107 Water Street, Stonington, CT, USA
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