Writer-in-Residence Program

Thank you for your interest in Rivendell.

We will be closing at the end of March and will not be accepting any further residency applications.

Click here to read the announcements from our benefactor and executive director.

2018

January-March 2018

Application Period: NOW CLOSED

  • January 15-29
  • January 29-February 12
  • February 12-26
  • February 26-March 12
  • March 19-April 2

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)