ANNUAL MERRILL LECTURERS
Each year, the Merrill House invites a distinguished member of the writing community to deliver an Annual Merrill Lecture. Our video archive of lectures can be found on our YouTube channel here.
ADDITIONAL PAST ANNUAL MERRILL LECTURERS
ANNE FADIMAN, 2013
Anne Fadiman, Author, Essayist, Editor and Teacher.
HELEN VENDLER, 2012
Wallace Stevens: Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction
Helen Vendler, professor of English at Harvard University presents, “Wallace Stevens: Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction.”
EDMUND WHITE, 2011
A Story of Friendship Presented by Edmund White, Novelist, Memoirist, Biographer, and Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.
ALAN GURGANUS, 2010
Fate of a Left-Handed Faith Healer
Alan Gurganus, Novelist, Short Story Writer, and Essayist, reads from his new novel, Fate of a Left-Handed Faith Healer.
RICK MOODY, 2009
The Four Fingers of Death Author Rick Moody reads from his new novel, The Four Fingers of Death.
BONNIE COSTELLO, 2008
"Lyric Poetry and the First Person Plural: The Example of Elizabeth Bishop" presented by Bonnie Costello, Professor of English at Boston University, Author and Critic.
RACHEL HADAS, 2007
From Stage Set to Heirloom: Greece in the Work of James Merrill presented by Rachel Hadas, Board of Governors & Professor of English at Rutgers University, Poet, Essayist and Translator.
JOHN HOLLANDER, 2006
The Hour Glass and the Mirror: James Merrill and His Poetry as First Encountered Presented by John Hollander, Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, Poet and Author.