‘Tell Me a Story’: Notes from The Rivendell Writers’ Colony

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

0N8A9253.jpgBy Kate Parrish

“The most powerful words in English are ‘tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity and art itself.” Pat Conroy wrote these words in 2010, and today, when the arts are under attack—when not even Bert and Ernie are safe—they read more like an omen than a salvation. Without access to the arts, will we lose access to our humanity? How long can we survive without each other’s stories? For us at Rivendell Writers’ Colony, the answers are unknown but our response plan remains the same: create more opportunity for creation. It’s why we’re offering four new two-week residency fellowships this year.

Let us tell you a little of our story. Maybe you’ll find its one in which you’d like to help write.

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