Be part of the fabulous Fifth Frith in 2013! Now accepting applications!
The 5th Frith happens September 23-28, 2013 at dazzling Kilmory Resort in Swift Current, NL. Mentors will be Don McKay (poetry), Joan Clark (prose for adults and young adults) and Jessica Grant (fiction). (More about Frith mentors here.)
The Frith offers mentorship, fellowship and a peaceful place for emerging and established writers to pursue their creative projects.
We are now accepting applications for 2013. Below you'll find everything you need to know to apply. Deadline to apply is August 2, 2013.
Piper's Frith 2013
When: Monday, September 23 (3 p.m.) to Saturday, September 28, 2012 (12 noon). For those arriving by air, Kilmory is about 2 hours from St. John's airport. Ground transportation is the responsibility of participants but organizers will help with providing options.
Who: Emerging and established writers are invited to join award-winning writers/experienced mentors for intense workshops and one-on-one sessions in an inspirational setting.
2013 Cost: $690 Cdn (or US $700) includes all program and application fees, accommodation for five nights, meals and social events.
Apply: The application process is straightforward and elegant ... You can apply online or by post office mail! Deadline to apply is August 2, 2013. Go to Frith Guidelines and Application.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-579-0853.
About Kilmory Resort: Kilmory is a four-star resort nestled in the Piper's Hole River Valley on the estuary leading to the headwaters of Placentia Bay, amid the wilderness of the Burin Peninsula. Waterfront chalets and cottages, all with equipped kitchens and furnished living areas, offer a perfect indoor complement to a spectacular outdoor setting for leisure and adventure. Getting there...
For those Frith participants who wish to arrive early or stay beyond the Frith, please contact Kilmory directly at 709-549-2410.
What's a piper's frith, anyway?
Piper's comes from the Piper's Hole River that runs through this gorgeous part of the world, and which was named for a legendary, mournful piping sound heard after the untimely death of a piper ─ see these links for two versions of the story: The Legend of Piper's Hole; Legends of Newfoundland and Labrador by Donald Wilson Stanley Ryan.
Frith is a geographical term ─ an alternative to firth ─ that refers to an opening of a river into the ocean, an estuary. In addition, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (© 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.) includes an obsolete meaning from Old English that refers to peace and protection, sanctuary; a forest or wooded place.
We've appropriated this grand old word and are reconstituting it to mean a peaceful, wooded sanctuary, on or near an estuary, where one can engage in good writing.
The Literary Arts Foundation of NL is grateful to the following for their support of Piper's Frith: