What a Fabulous Night it Was!

Over 700 came out to Koerner Hall in Toronto Feb. 6 for a great evening of music by Gord Downie, the Bidiniband and Skydigger with readings by Margaret Atwood, Gordon Pinsent, Michael Enright, Karen Solie, George Elliot Clarke, Ken Babstock, George Bowering, Dennis Lee, Phil Hall, and others, in what one veteran literary event attendee called “the best event I ever attended.” The jamboree raised over $40,000 toward the renovation of the the Al Purdy A-frame, which assures it will be preserved and serving as a writer’s residence in the near future. Thanks to all who attended and all who helped.