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

Apr. 25: Poetry reading of Her House and Other Poems at Byrd's Books

Apr. 19: Co-featured poet at the Buttonwood Tree with poet Elizabeth Thomas and musician Don Lowe, 1 to 3 p.m.


Dec. 7: Signing & selling at the Canton Library, 2 to 4

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, 11 to 3:00. Celebrate literacy with the top summer readers!

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, 3:00 to 4:30

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: Donna Marie Merritt is the featured artist at the Watertown Farmers' Market at the Watertown (CT) Library, 9 to 1 p.m.

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, 2010: Donna celebrates literacy at the Warren Library (CT) at 6:00 p.m.