Our Mission

Rivendell Writers’ Colony, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, aims to inspire the imagination by offering programs, workshops, and residencies to both published authors and aspiring writers. Rivendell nurtures spiritual growth and personal wellness by providing education and experiential programs for the mind, body, and spirit, while working to preserve the natural beauty of our Tennessee mountaintop.

Our purpose is to:

  1. Bring together aspiring artists, writers, and the general public in an atmosphere of acceptance, collaboration, and creative fervor, with the ultimate goal of fostering great writing and art;
  2. Provide educational experiences and opportunities to aspiring artists, writers, and the general public that will promote imagination, creativity, spirituality, and self-realization;
  3. Relieve the financial burdens on aspiring writers and artists by providing subsidized residencies so that they may pursue their crafts;
  4. Promote literacy and to share the joys of reading and writing with others; and
  5. Share the beauty of nature and to educate the public on ways to preserve the natural environment and prudently utilize its resources.