Dear former James Merrill House Fellows,

Once again, thanks to a generous gift from Lynn and Jeff Callahan, we are pleased to announce that the James Merrill House Committee will be offering separate week-long stays in the Jackson Apartment to two former fellows this July (Week One: July 1-7; Week Two July 8-14). If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to be in Stonington this summer, please apply here.

The deadline for entry is Friday, March 8 at 5 pm Eastern, and the two selected fellows will be notified by March 12th.

The recipients of this special gift will live rent-free in the Jackson Apartment, and have access to the Merrill Apartment to work in during their stay. This is not a Merrill House residency, and the stays do not include a stipend. Returning fellows will not be required to do a reading or perform a community service activity.

The offer is open to all former Merrill Fellows who had a residency prior to September 2018,
exclusive of past recipients of these July opportunities. The selections will be made by random drawing.

Some of you were with us prior to our conversion of the Jackson Apartment into a living space for the residency program. This one-bedroom apartment with an additional foldout sofa in
the living room may not be practical for all situations.

If you have any questions about this offer, please email Cynthia Elliott at

We are excited to see two of you back in Stonington this summer.


Cynthia Elliott & Ruth Saunders
Co- Chairs

James Merrill House Committee

107 Water Street | Stonington CT 06378


James Merrill House