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THE RESIDENCY

Welcome to Stonington, Connecticut

In recognition of Merrill’s own contributions to Stonington, and his longstanding generosity, the fellowship provides living and working space and a $1,100 stipend to a writer to complete a project of literary or academic merit. Fellows are also hosted by local community members and organizations.

 

Our applications are open October-January for the following year. 

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Our application period is now closed, but will re-open October 2021 for residencies in 2022-2023. 

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THE DAVID JACKSON APARTMENT

The Writer-in-Residence lives in the David Jackson Apartment and has unlimited access to the James Merrill Apartment. 

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THE MERRILL APARTMENT

Browse photos of the James Merrill Apartment and its collections.

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LIVING IN STONINGTON

Stonington Borough lies halfway between Boston and New York.
It has several restaurants, coffee houses, a library, a post office, and shops. A large farmers’ market runs year-round.

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TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST WRITERS IN RESIDENCE

Hear from our former fellows what the residency meant to them.