May 19: Donna Marie Merritt and other local poets read for Byrd's Books second annual Spring Poetry Series, Bethel, CT.
May 4: Donna is at the Author Expo and Book Fair, featuring many local writers, at the Torrington Library.
April 27: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! Donna is one of the guest booksellers at Hickory Stick, Washington Depot, CT.
April 1 – 30: A few of Donna's poems are featured at the "Forever Young" exhibit at the Canton Public Library.
Mar 9: Author conversation with Donna on "Writing for Children," Arts Escape, Southbury, CT.
Feb 23: Donna Marie Merritt is at the 18th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball, Mitchell College, New London, CT.
Jan 12: Donna Marie Merritt participates in the Child and Family Resource Fair, South Windsor.
Dec 8: Donna Marie Merritt is part of a Holiday Pop-up Event at Book Club Bookstore and More, S. Windsor.
Nov 17: Author & Illustrator Teensy Meensy Mice event at Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT, Noon.
Oct 27: Signing books at the Forestdale School Fall Festival Fundraiser, 11 AM, Malden, MA.
Oct 20: Reading Teensy Meensy Mice at the Book Club Bookstore (voted Readers' Choice BEST Bookstore by Connecticut Magazine!), S. Windsor, CT, 10:30 to 11:30.
Oct 6: OFFICIAL NYC BOOK LAUNCH of TEENSY MEENSY MICE with the author & illustrator at the iconic Books of Wonder, 1 to 3 PM.
Sept 29: Teensy Meensy Mice author & illustrator event at the Watertown Library, CT, 11:30 to 12:30.
Sept 22: Reading Teensy Meensy Mice at The Storyteller's Cottage, 11:00 AM to noon, Simsbury, CT.
Sept 1: Presenting Hush That Hullabaloo! at the Capital District Scottish Games, 11 to 3, Altamont, NY
July 21: Presenting Hush That Hullabaloo! at the Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival in Northampton, MA
April 14: Reading poetry with former CT Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson and more at Byrd's Books, Bethel, CT
Mar 24: Signing poetry and children's books at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library's Author Fair, Glastonbury, CT
Nov 25: Reading at the annual Gingerbread Festival, Wood Memorial Library and Museum, South Windsor, CT
Oct 21: Windsor's "Poets in Person," Book Club Bookstore, South Windsor, CT
Oct 5: Reading Hush That Hullabaloo! at Gunn Memorial Library, followed by a craft (Scottish sheep masks!), book signing, and wee Scottie dog shortbread, Washington, CT
Sept 9: Volunteering at a pop-up Poetry Booth in front of Liberty Bank, Main Street, Middletown, CT
Sept 2: Reading and signing Hush That Hullabaloo! at the Capital District Scottish Games, Altamont, NY
Aug 26: Reading Hush That Hullabaloo! at the Long Island Scottish Festival and Games, Old Westbury, NY
Aug 12: Signing at Book Club Bookstore's authors' tent, South Windsor Farmers' Market
July 19: Reading Hush That Hullabaloo! to little ones during story time at Book Club Bookstore; includes children's craft
July 11: Reading Hush That Hullabaloo! at the Watertown Library (CT); followed by a children's craft and book signing
June 25: Presenting Hush That Hullabaloo! at the Round Hill Highland Games, Lakeville, CT
May 21: Moderating a poetry panel on style and form at Oxford, CT's Festival of Art, Culture, and Entertainment
May 6: Official Book Launch of No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk, at Hickory Stick Bookshop
April 27: Reading from No Winter Maintenance, along with poets Ginny Lowe Connors and Joan Kantor, Watertown Library, CT
April 21: Reading from No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk, along with poets David Garnes and Joe Adomavicia and musician Bill Benson at The Book Club Bookstore
April 2: Featured poet at The Performance Hub, Torrington, CT
November 6: Signing at Book Club Bookstore, Broad Brook, CT
June 14: Private Book Club Talk: Chicks with Books
June 4: Donna is signing at Foxwoods Resort & Casino
May 22: Festival of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment in Oxford, CT, 12 to 4:00. Poetry readings, music, book signings, raffles
May 17: Poetry Workshop at the Falls Avenue Senior Center, 2:00
April 24: Poetry (Donna Marie Merritt) & Memoir (Jack Sheedy) & Music (Bill Benson) & Wine (All!) at Hickory Stick Bookshop, 3:00
April 15: A Night of Poets at Byrd's Books in Bethel, CT, 7 p.m.
Mar 2: Celebrating women authors at the Silas Bronson Library, 6:30 p.m.
Dec 5: Book launch for We Walk Together, Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2:00
Nov 28: Donna is a guest bookseller at Byrd's Books in honor of Small Business Saturday, 2:00
June 20: Reading with Donna and Marilyn Nelson, Byrd's Books, 4 p.m.
May 2: Reading and launch of Garbanzo Literary Magazine, Byrd's Books, 1:00
April 25: Poetry reading with Donna Marie Merritt, former CT Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson, and Lana Orphanides, Bank Square Books, 2:00
April 11: Signing at CT Poetry Society's Spring Poetry Blast, Manchester Community Center, 1:00
Nov 15: Poetry workshop at the Mark Twain House and Museum, 2:00
Nov 5: Poetry reading at Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, 6:30
Sept 27: Signing at Byrd's Books Takes Authors on the Road, Danbury
Sept 13: Poetry reading at the Newtown Arts Festival, noon
Aug 21: Torrington Library's Summer Author Expo, Main Street Market Place
July 12: Featured artist at the Watertown Farmers' Market, opening day
May 10: Merritt presents a poetry workshop at CAPA U
April 25: Poetry reading of Her House and Other Poems at Byrd's Books
April 19: Co-featured poet at the Buttonwood Tree with poet Elizabeth Thomas and musician Don Lowe
Dec 7: Signing & selling at the Canton Library
Nov 12: Reading & signing at Senior Center in Oakville, CT
Oct 13: Featured poet at The Artists' Path in Bantam, CT. Bill Benson on guitar
Oct 4: Poetry & Podunk Throwbacks at The Flea Circus! 6 to 8:30, Collinsville, CT
Sept 14: Find Donna in the Authors' Tent during Branford Reads on the Branford town green
Sept 6: CT Authors' Night, 4 to 7 PM at the Bozrah Farmers' Market
July 27: Artist of the Week, Watertown Farmers' Market, 9 to 1
June 19: Featured poet at 1249 Winebar, 7 to 9 p.m., preceded by an open mic
June 8: BOOK LAUNCH for Her House and Other Poems at the Hickory Stick Bookshop
May 4: Reading from the Caduceus anthology from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Yale Bookstore
April 27: Poetry reading at Fairfield University Bookstore, 4:30 to 6 p.m. with Donna Marie Merritt, Elizabeth Thomas, Joan Kantor, and Faith Vicinanza.
April 6: Donna Merritt & David Leff are the featured poets at the Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT, 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Don Lowe, open mic, book signing
Jan 20: Artist Gala to Benefit Sandy Hook at the Buttonwood Tree, 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Free Poets Collective, money raised will be donated to Therapy Dogs International, responders to Newtown and other tragedies
Jan 13: Poetry and Music at the Artists' Path in Bantam, CT, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., followed by an open mic and book signing. Poets Faith Vicinanza and Donna Marie Merritt; Don Lowe on guitar at this cozy Connecticut art gallery
Dec 2: Poetry reading at Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT
Nov 16: Poetry & music at the First Congregational Church in New Milford, CT, 7 to 9 p.m. to benefit the local food pantry and shelter
Oct 14: BOOK LAUNCH at Hickory Stick Bookshop: What's Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life
Sept 28: CT Authors at the Bozrah Farmers' Market, 4 to 7 p.m.
Sept 15: Selling and signing at Live Green Connecticut in Norwalk, CT, noon to 2 p.m.
Sept 10: Poetry reading at the Riverwalk Restaurant in Mystic, CT, 7 to 9 p.m, music from Brian and Sheralyn Barnes, open mic, book signing
Aug 25: Featured artist at the Watertown Farmers' Market at the Watertown (CT) Library
June 6: Donna reads from her Poetry for Tough Times trilogy, followed by an open mic and book signing: Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury CT, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sept 17: Donna Marie Merritt at the Watertown Farmers' Market at the Watertown Library in CT from 9 to 1, featured artist
July 27: Donna Marie Merritt reads Too-Tall Tina at the Watertown Library (CT) as part of their "Summer Beat" reading program, 10:30 a.m, ages 2 to 10
July 8: Donna celebrates literacy at the Warren Library (CT) at 6:00 p.m.