I’m getting in touch to remind you of the outstanding Al Purdy A-Frame Association fund-raiser being held at Active Arts Studio in Rednersville, Prince Edward County, on Saturday August 30 starting at 3PM. I have no doubt it will be sensational. And a sell-out. Three performances – drama, poetry and music – all in support of the A-frame writer in residence program and ongoing restoration of the property (Al’s writing room is the next project.)
I have seen Richard Turtle perform the David Carley play once – and look forward to his amazing Purdy portrayal again. Remarkable actor.
Gerry Shatford’s CD is one of my favourite jazz albums – and the fact that each of the original compositions was inspired by the poetry of Al Purdy makes the music even more enjoyable. Drop by the Purdy blog later for a review.
For the third part of the program, the A-frame’s first writer in residence, Katherine Leyton will be sharing some of her summer work. An historic moment for poetry!
Now, here’s the pitch. I know we all like to wait ’til the last minute to decide, but our host for the event, Jeff Keary, needs to have some confidence that he can meet expenses – and that’s before we begin to make some much-needed funds for the APAFA!
So drop by Active Arts Studio for the details. Click on the Eventbrite link to book ($50 gets you three original performances, plus food and a Barley Days ‘Sensitive Man’ beer!)
Please pass on this message, and – see you there!