“It is…in the middle of the woods, on top of a bastion of mountains crenelated with blue coves. It is so beautiful that people who have once been there always, one way or another, come back. For such as can detect apple green in an evening sky, it is Arcadia – not the one that never used to be, but that one that many people always live in; only this one can be shared.”

– William Alexander Percy

History

History

Rivendell Writers' Colony builds on the literary heritage of the Rivendell and Brinkwood estates, including a long association with the family of author Walker Percy. For more, click here.
About Us

About Us

We have rolling admissions for guests and writers in residence, depending on availability. To learn more, click here.
Advising Editors

Advising Editors

Four editors from such publications as The Paris Review and Oxford American lend their expertise and experience to our programs. Learn more here.
News

News

Norman Wirzba and Wendell Berry coming to Sewanee, Parnassus Books' readers' retreat at Rivendell, and much more. For the latest, click here.