Meet & Greet and Book Signing with Anna Potter at the Merrill House

James Merrill House 107 Water Street, Stonington

Upcoming James Merrill House Fellow: Anna Potter's writing has appeared in The Rumpus, phoebe, Contrary Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a bookseller at Oblong Books, a former James Merrill House fellow, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters grant recipient. In the 1990s, she was one of two lead singers for Chickita, an all-women, double-bass, no-guitar, make-your-ears-bleed punk band, with two 7 inches: "Eat When Soft to the Touch" and "Karen Learns About Our Nation." She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. For more information 

Virtual Event with Tochukwu Okafor with the Merrill House

James Merrill House 107 Water Street, Stonington

Upcoming James Merrill House Fellow: Tochukwu Okafor is a Nigerian writer whose work has appeared in the 2019 Best Small Fictions, the 2018 Best of the Net, The Guardian, Harvard’s Transition Magazine, Columbia Journal and elsewhere. He is a 2022 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MASS MoCA) Fellow andArtist-in-Residence, a 2021 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2021 GrubStreet Emerging Writer Fellow, a 2021 Jack Straw Writing Fellow, a 2021 Gish Jen Fiction Fellow, a 2021 Wellstone Center in the Redwoods (WCR) Writing Fellow, a 2021 Sundress Academy for the Arts Writer-in-Residence Fellow, a 2021 Bethany Arts Community Artist-in-Residence, a 2021 Frank Conley Memorial Scholar, a 2021 Albertina Tholakele Dube Scholar for Young Writers, a 2021 Longleaf Writers Conference BIPOC Scholar and an alumnus of the 2021 Tin House Workshop. He is also a 2018 Rhodes Scholar finalist, a 2018 Kathy Fish Fellow and winner of the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. For more information