Farewell, Rivendell: An Important Message from Our Benefactor

by Kate Parrish on January 15th, 2018

Rivendell Writers’ Colony, one of the nation’s most cherished residency programs for authors, will close at the end of March. I plan to transform the property into a center for spiritual healing and exploration — something I have dreamed of doing since childhood.

Rivendell’s tremendous success makes my decision to change directions painful. In five years, we have helped hundreds of writers reach countless readers. Carmen Toussaint, the executive director, deserves all credit for the program’s stature. She is tireless, loving and intelligent; she will be a tremendous asset to whatever organization she chooses to serve next.


Mary Elizabeth Nelson
Board Chair and Benefactor