Writer-in-Residence Program

Rivendell offers partially subsidized stays for writers of all genres selected through our rolling application process. The cost to writers is $250 per week, requiring a two-week minimum or one-month maximum stay. All new applicants are considered for the fellowship programs listed below.

Writer-in-Residence Fellowships

We offer several fellowships for first-time residents to cover the cost of a two-week residency. Meals are not included. If selected for a fellowship, applicants may request a residency extending beyond the two weeks covered by the award.

Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship

This fellowship, honoring the benefactor of Rivendell Writers’ Colony, is awarded to a writer who encourages spiritual growth, healing, and care through his or her work. It covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)

Wendell Berry New Agrarian Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a writer seeking to have an impact on the care of the land. It covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. By invitation only. ($500)

William Alexander II & Lisa Percy Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a poet. It covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)

Frank & Pardis Stitt Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a writer in the culinary arts. It covers a two-week residency and includes a $250 stipend. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($750)

Sustainable Arts Foundation 2017 Fellowship for Parents

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP IS NOW CLOSED. This fellowship, generously funded by the Sustainable Arts Foundation, is awarded to a writer with a child (or children) age 12 or younger. This fellowship covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)