In 1990, Mary Elizabeth Nelson, driven by a desire to create a space that would foster creativity and inspire possibility, acquired Rivendell. She began renovations on the home in 2005, thoughtfully converting it into the space that exists today: a writer and reader residency encouraging imagination, contemplation, and focus. Rivendell Writers’ Colony is honored to join the rich literary legacy found in Sewanee, Tennessee.
We provide residencies and fellowships for writers as well as guest stays for readers. We look forward to hearing from you.