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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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“The Percys at Brinkwood and Beyond” October 29th

by Rivendell Writers Colony on September 16th, 2014

Rivendell Writers’ Colony and the Sewanee School of Letters will present a panel discussion, “The Percys at Brinkwood & Beyond” on Wednesday, October 29, at 4:30 PM in Gailor Auditorium. A reception will follow the discussion. The panel will be led by Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books in Oxford, MS. On the panel will […]

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Norman Wirzba named Rivendell’s first Wendell Berry Fellow

by Rivendell Writers Colony on May 7th, 2014

  Rivendell Writers’ Colony has named theologian and scholar Norman Wirzba to be the first Wendell Berry New Agrarian Fellow at Rivendell. “We are so deeply pleased that Norman is our first receipient of this award honoring Wendell Berry. Wendell recommended Norman to us as a very important voice for the New Agrarians, who embody Eco-logical, Eco-nomical, […]

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Author Susan White on her Rivendell stay: “perfect”

by Rivendell Writers Colony on February 6th, 2014

Author Susan Rebecca White recently stayed at Rivendell. We liked the note she sent us so much we decided to quote the whole thing. Susan told us, “I enjoyed a two-week residency at Rivendell while over seven months pregnant. I had been a little nervous to leave my husband, home, and to-do lists behind, but […]

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