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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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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