Alumni Anthology

but they had their being once

and left a place to stand on

 

(“Roblin’s Mills [II]” Beyond Remembering 157)

but they had their being once

and left a place to stand on

 

(“Roblin’s Mills [II]” Beyond Remembering 157)

So Al Purdy once wrote of the pioneers who came to settle in Prince Edward County. And so, in like manner, this A-frame cottage that Al and Eurithe built on the shores of Roblin Lake may come to provide “a place to stand” for the writers-in-residence who spend some time here.

The Al Purdy A-frame Association was incorporated as a registered charity to restore and preserve the A-frame cottage not as a museum but as a living retreat for Canadian writers and, in so doing, to accentuate the significance of this place and raise public awareness of Al Purdy’s importance as a literary and cultural icon. The A-frame Alumni Anthology will provide an archival record of those writers who came here for a time to reside in the space that Al and Eurithe created—a record of the thoughts and reactions, the poetry and prose that resulted from their sojourn here.

These writer snapshots were produced following their stay at the A-frame. For updates on the authors and their works, use online search functions, or click on the links provided within their profiles.

 

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