We're thrilled to offer this special getaway at Rivendell in August. Participants will explore the art of the book from three angles: as readers, writers, and bookmakers. You'll have the opportunity to create two handmade books during your stay—a simple Dutch map fold and a stitched leather-bound journal. Instruction and materials will be provided by Nashville bookbinder and artist Jennifer Knowles of Brown Dog Bindery, and Porch cofounder Susannah Felts will lead a two-hour writing workshop. There will be time to relax, wander the grounds, and of course, read. All meals will be catered by Julia's of Sewanee.