Rivendell Awarded Grant to Fund Parent Writers

by Kate Parrish on March 23rd, 2017

Someone buy us a cake because you are looking at one of the latest awardees of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant! We are thrilled to receive this award from an organization that believes in supporting writers as much as we do, specifically writers who are also raising families. Moms and dads, we know it’s not always (okay, never) easy […]

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March eNewsletter Out Now

by Kate Parrish on March 14th, 2017

Our March eNewsletter is landing in inboxes as we speak! We’ve got a spring writing retreat coming up with The Porch, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in July, and lots of new stories and poetry from our past writers-in-residence to keep you distracted at work. Check it out here: Not on the list? Sign up at the […]

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February eNewsletter Out Now

by Kate Parrish on February 28th, 2017

Don’t miss all the news from February! NPR continues its coverage of the Southern Foodways Alliance + Soul Summit conference at Rivendell, our executive director and half of Sewanee head to DC for AWP, our friends over at the Sewanee Review re-launch with a brand new look + feel, our pals at The Porch in Nashville […]

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Registration Now Open for The Porch Spring Writing Weekend May 5-7

by Kate Parrish on January 18th, 2017

The Porch is thrilled to offer its fourth annual spring weekend writing workshop, May 5th – 7th, 2017, at Rivendell Writers’ Colony. Step outside your busy life and be a writer amongst writers in a place infused with literary roots and uncommon beauty. You can expect inspiration, time to scribble, instruction, discussion, opportunities to share, […]

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January eNewsletter Out Today

by Kate Parrish on January 18th, 2017

The January eNewsletter is hot off the press! NPR covers the Southern Foodways Alliance + Soul Summit conference at Rivendell, Jeff Zentner + David Arnold kick off 2017 with a YA writing weekend & new publications from our past writers-in-residence galore. PLUS, y’all raised $5,100 to fund ten new residencies this year — THANK YOU. If you […]

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NPR Covers SFA + Soul Summit at Rivendell

by Kate Parrish on January 11th, 2017

“Could fifteen food world colleagues cook together, set a common table, and ring the dinner bell to welcome all, despite differences in background and vocation that might divide us? Could we speak honestly to one another? Could the ideas we discussed, the agendas we promoted, reconcile us to one another? And could our reconciliation offer […]

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December eNewsletter Out Today

by Kate Parrish on December 15th, 2016

Making 2017 plans yet? Apply for a residency or mini-residency at Rivendell today! Learn more in today’s December eNewsletter here. Plus upcoming events, recent publications for our past writers-in-residence, and a few final words on 2016. Don’t receive our eNewsletter? Head to our homepage, scroll to the bottom, and sign up today!  

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Saying so long to 2016: a note from Carmen

by Kate Parrish on December 13th, 2016

Season’s Greetings! As I write this, our current writers-in-residence sit happy and productive by the fireplace, measuring the passage of time only by how quickly they must feed a new log to the fire. The temperatures are dropping, and after many weeks of drought, we have finally received some much-needed rain. I like to take […]

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November eNewsletter Out Today

by Kate Parrish on November 17th, 2016

The November eNewsletter is making its way to your inbox right now, so don’t miss it! It’s jam-packed with all kinds of good stuff: — Upcoming workshops (we’re looking at you Southern Foodways Alliance, Jeff Zentner & David Arnold) — Merch (tees, totes & mugs) — TONS of new work from our writers, including a […]

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Support 10 in ’17

by Kate Parrish on November 15th, 2016

“The most powerful words in English are ‘tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity and art itself.” Pat Conroy wrote those words in 2012, the same year Rivendell Writers’ Colony opened its […]

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