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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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Rivendell 2013: a year in review

by Rivendell Writers Colony on December 31st, 2013

Greetings and Happy New Year! Rivendell Writers’ Colony (RWC) celebrates its pilot year which came alive with the help and participation of many good spirits and people who graced the space and shared the vision of RWC. Our quaint Southern sanctuary for writers and readers located here in Sewanee has gone from a glint of […]

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Julian Rankin is first SFA Resident Writer

by Rivendell Writers Colony on November 27th, 2013

Julian Randle is the recipient of the Southern Foodways Alliance‘s first annual residency at Rivendell Writers’ Colony. Rankin, a Mississippi native, received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He now lives in Clinton, Mississippi, and works as the director of new media at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. He is currently at work […]

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Southern Foodways Alliance sponsors new residency at Rivendell

by Rivendell Writers Colony on October 31st, 2013

The Southern Foodways will sponsor a two-week residency at Rivendell Writers’ Colony, beginning in 2014. From the announcement: Inspired by the literary legacy in Sewanee, Tennessee, the RWC provides a unique space and community for developing the craft of writing, as well as the space to enjoy the natural beauty of gardens, vineyards, orchards, and […]

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Rivendell to sponsor Walker Percy documentary

by Rivendell Writers Colony on October 7th, 2013

Rivendell Writers’ Colony and the Sewanee School of Letters will present a screening of “Walker Percy: A Documentary Film” by Win Riley on Friday, October 25, at 7 PM in Gailor Auditorium. A reception and conversation with Walker Percy’s grandson, Jack Moores, will follow the screening.  “We are thrilled to be able to honor the […]

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Laura Willis to appear at Rivendell Sept. 15th

by Rivendell Writers Colony on August 29th, 2013

Sewanee author Laura Lapins Willis will read from her new book, “Finding God in a Bag of Groceries,” at Rivendell on Sunday, September 15th, at 7 pm. A reception will follow. From the book: “If your pantry was empty, your children hungry, your electricity cut off for nonpayment, and you saw no prospect of support, […]

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Photos – Poetry, Tea, and Garden Tour July 27th

by Rivendell Writers Colony on July 31st, 2013

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POETRY, TEA, AND A WALK IN THE GARDEN AT RIVENDELL JULY 27th

by Rivendell Writers Colony on July 9th, 2013

Award-winning poet and Sewanee Review managing editor Leigh Ann Couch will read from her poetry as part of an afternoon tea and garden walk at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee on July 27th at 2PM. Carmen Thompson, director of Rivendell, said, “Leigh Ann’s poetry will be the perfect connection to our enjoyment of Rivendell and […]

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