The James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Program, founded in 1995, honors Merrill’s contributions to Stonington and his longstanding support of fellow scholars, poets, and writers. Currently, seven writers per year are provided a stipend and living space at 107 Water Street and are free to use the Merrill apartment for their own work and study.


The residency provides living and working space to a writer in search of a quiet setting to complete a project of literary or academic merit. Writers receive an $1,100 stipend and residencies last 4-6 weeks.

Hear from our former Writers-in-Residence about their residencies and find out how you can apply to become a Merrill Fellow.
We will accept applications for our 2021-22 residencies from October 1, 2020-January 10, 2021.

Learn about our current and former Writers-in-Residence


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