The Literary Arts Foundation NL

Inspiring excellence in Newfoundland & Labrador writing...

Piper's Frith 2016 Guidelines and Application Form

Applications have been closed for Piper's Frith 2016 (although we may be able to squeeze in 1-2 more playwrights: email [email protected]). Enrollment is limited to 8 participants per workshop, to keep group size small. Participants must be at least 19 years of age and serious about creative writing. Selection to attend is made by a jury through review of the material submitted.

Deadlines and Schedule:

Application Deadline: September 6, 2016.

Notification of acceptance
and more information to participants: starting in May as applications arrive.

  • Downpayment of $280 Cdn due September 12.
  • Note: no refunds are possible after September 15.
  • Final payment of $280 due September 26. (Piper's Frith 2016 will cost a total of $575--note our new price, thanks to the RBC Emerging Artists Project! Participants who are approved for single accommodations add $95.)

To pay via Paypal, please click the Donate button on the right. (Paypal accepts all major credit cards.) Or mail a cheque to the post office box listed on the right.

"The time I spent with the writers and mentors at the Frith has had a significant effect on my writing and on how I relate to my writing...Frith participants are nurtured like precious flowers..."

~Rosalind Gill, 2010 Frith participant

Application Guidelines:

  1. Complete the Application Form. Download this Word doc or paste from here into your word processor and fill it out.
  2. A $15 Cdn/US application fee*. This is non-refundable. If you are accepted, it will constitute part of your program fees. Please make cheques payable to Literary Arts Foundation NL or submit through Paypal button on the right.
  3. Typed support material as follows (submitted material will not be returned):

  • 6-8 page sample of your writing (published work may be submitted as a photocopy or scan from publication; you can send what you want to work on at the Piper's Frith, but you don't have to)
  • a statement explaining your interest in this experience and what you hope to achieve, and also what work you plan to workshop (this part of the application is carefully considered)
  • a brief biography (100-200 words is fine) containing things such as publication credits, writing experience, life experience, creative writing courses, credentials, how you engage with writing

Please ensure your name appears on all pages.

Email your application materials (Microsoft Word or PDF) to [email protected]. If choosing this option, please submit your $15.00 application fee using the PayPal Donate button on the right.

OR mail your application and a cheque made out to:

Piper's Frith c/o Literary Arts Foundation NL,
PO Box 2662,

St. John?s, NL 

Canada A1C 6K1

Regular mail to Newfoundland can take two weeks to arrive from anywhere in Canada/USA. If mailing your application after August 15, please send us an email to let us know it's coming: Email: [email protected]

(Applications are now closed for 2016 although we may be able to squeeze in 1-2 more playwrights. Playwrights contact us at [email protected])

Payment schedule for participants:
Registration Fee: $15 Canadian
Sept. 12: $28.0 Canadian
Sept. 26: $280 Canadian + $95 for those who have prebooked single accommodations (first-come-first-served basis)

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You can mail cheques made out to "Literary Arts Foundation NL" to this address:

Piper's Frith
PO Box 2662
St. John's, NL
Canada  A1C 6K1

or pay by PayPal by clicking the button below. (PayPal accepts all major credit cards.)

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