Jeff Zentner & David Arnold to Host First RWC Workshop of 2017

by Kate Parrish on November 8th, 2016

    (L: Jeff Zentner, R: David Arnold) Did that novel you were supposed to write in 2016 mysteriously fall off your list of things to do? It can happen to the best of us. So what better way to kick off 2017 than with a writing workshop led by two of the best names […]

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Rivendell and the Sewanee School of Letters

by Rivendell Writers Colony on June 21st, 2016

This year marks our fourth summer hosting MFA and MA students from the Sewanee School of Letters at Rivendell. We open our doors this year to six students who come to Sewanee for six weeks of reading, writing, and learning in the literary atmosphere of the Mountain. “At Sewanee, I could immerse myself in an atmosphere […]

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Parnassus Books Spring Retreat at Rivendell

by Rivendell Writers Colony on March 28th, 2016

Parnassus Books will have its spring readers’ retreat at Rivendell April 22-24. To quote the folks at Parnassus: – Bring that stack of books you’ve been meaning to get to. (Need ideas? All guests will receive a special reading list full of Parnassus staff suggestions in advance. We’re happy to make personalized recommendations, too.) – Get a sneak peek of […]

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Nashville’s Chapter 16 Editor Joins Board of Advising Editors

by Rivendell Writers Colony on February 1st, 2016

We are honored to have one of Nashville’s finest literary voices and advocates of Tennessee writers join Rivendell’s Board of Advising Editors. It is without a doubt that her insight and wisdom will help to guide our thoughtful and intentional creative development for years to come. Welcome, Margaret Renkl! Margaret has published widely in both […]

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Rivendell is Now on Instagram!

by Rivendell Writers Colony on August 15th, 2015

Want to know how Rivendell got its name? Head on over to our brand new Instagram account to find out! We’re @rivendellwriterscolony. We’ll be sharing photos from around Rivendell and Sewanee, interviews with our writers-in-residence (and sneak peeks of their work!), history of the property and its famous past residents, stories of our diverse flora […]

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Wendell Berry & Norman Wirzba in Sewanee August 20

by Rivendell Writers Colony on May 30th, 2015

(UPDATE: One event only will be open to the public: Wendell Berry’s reading on Thursday evening, August 20, from 4:30-5:30 at Guerry Auditorium.) Rivendell Fellow Norman Wirzba and author Wendell Berry will headline a symposium on the theme of “Imaginative Education: Learning to Know a Place, Care for a Place” at the University of the South […]

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Parnassus comes to Rivendell: A Cool Idea

by Rivendell Writers Colony on April 14th, 2015

Parnassus Books decided to have its first readers’ retreat at Rivendell April 17-19, and the literary blog Shelf Awareness chose it as Cool Idea of the Day. Readers are being invited to “bring that stack of books you’ve been meaning to get to” for an all-inclusive weekend of gourmet meals, wine pairings, a guided nature […]

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The Porch Collective Writer Retreat at Rivendell

by Rivendell Writers Colony on March 25th, 2015

The Porch Collective will hold a Spring Writers’ Retreat at Rivendell May 15-17. To quote The Porch Collective’s website: “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, relaxation, spectacular views, […]

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SFA workshop at Rivendell

by Rivendell Writers Colony on January 15th, 2015

The Southern Foodways Alliance, long-time friends of Rivendell, will hold a nonfiction writing workshop here in March. To quote SFA’s website: “The Southern Foodways Alliance tells stories about American food culture. We commission great writing. And we foster emerging writers whose work explores food and foodways. With those goals in mind, we are conducting an SFA […]

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Rivendell Writers’ Colony:  A year in review – 2014

by Rivendell Writers Colony on December 31st, 2014

Greetings and Happy New Year! In the spirit of celebration at the end of 2014, Rivendell Writers’ Colony has many accomplishments to share with all our friends. The year was filled with authors, readers, events and workshops. We are thankful to everyone who has been a part of our journey. RWC has become a vibrant […]

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