SEWANEE, Tenn. (AP) — Rivendell Writers’ Colony, a nationally renowned residency program for authors, will close at the end of March.
A statement on the organization’s website from benefactor and board chair Mary Elizabeth Nelson says she plans to transform the property in Sewanee, Tennessee, into a center for spiritual healing and exploration.
Nelson says the move is painful because of the success of the writers’ colony, but she’s pursuing a lifelong dream.
The mission of the colony was to inspire imagination among writers by offering programs, workshops and residencies to published and aspiring writers.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs VIEW
- Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48 WATCH
- A reader's guide to 12 Trump administration targets House Democrats are preparing to investigate
- Utility emailed Northern California woman about power-line problems 1 day before fire
- Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42 VIEW
Nelson says the nonprofit has helped hundreds of writers over the past five years.