Piper's Frith offers mentorship, fellowship and a peaceful place for emerging and established writers to pursue their creative projects.
October 10 to 15, 2016
Piper's Frith runs from Monday afternoon 3:00 p.m. to 12:00, noon, Saturday. The retreat costs $575 Canadian (note new price!) which covers:
(Applications are now closed for 2016 although we may be able to squeeze in 1-2 more playwrights. Playwrights contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The process is straightforward and elegant -- and online here: Piper's Frith Guidelines and Application. Applications open on April 17 2016 and close September 6, 2016.
The Frith runs from Monday at 3 p.m. to Saturday at 12 noon
For those arriving by air, Kilmory is almost a 2-hour drive from St. John's. For those needing assistance with ground transportation, organizers will help with options and arrangements.
Kilmory Resort is a four-star resort nestled in the Piper's Hole River Valley on the estuary leading to Placentia Bay, on the Burin Peninsula. Waterfront chalets with equipped kitchens and furnished living areas offer a perfect indoor complement to a spectacular outdoor setting for leisure and adventure. Getting there...
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 an untimely
death. Source: The Legend of Piper's Hole; Legends of Newfoundland and Labrador by Donald
Wilson Stanley Ryan. See link.
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 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, frith, and reconstituted it to mean a peaceful, wooded sanctuary, on or near an estuary, where one can engage in good writing.
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