“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
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.
We have rolling admissions for guests and writers in residence, depending on availability. To learn more, click here.
Four editors from such publications as The Paris Review and Oxford American lend their expertise and experience to our programs. Learn more here.
Parnassus Books' readers' retreat at Rivendell, The Porch Collective's weekend writing retreat, and much more. For the latest, click here.