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Writers in residence enjoy memberships to our local institutional partners. Many thanks to these local organizations for their support and for welcoming our fellows into the community. 

Bank Square Books

We have a shelf of James Merrill books and books by our fellows at our beloved local bookstore.

Stonington Community Center (COMO) 

Fellows have a membership to the COMO and can enjoy the Dubois Beach at the end of the village. 

Stonington Free Library

A membership to the Stonington Free Library and the opportunity to read from their work in the event space. 


Historic Stonington 

Open door to visit the Lighthouse Museum, the historical Palmer House, and Woolworth Library where the Merrill Reading Room is located.

La Grua Center

We host our Merrill lecturers here, and our fellows are welcome to attend their art openings and music concerts.


Fellows receive a complimentary membership to our local YMCA both at the Mystic and Westerly branch.

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