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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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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