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GIVING TUESDAY & BEYOND

November 26, 2022

PLEASE CONSIDER MONTHLY SUPPORT FOR THE AL PURDY A-FRAME WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM It’s been a long and challenging three years in the shadow of COVID, but thanks to the continued support of many we’ve kept the lights on and the doors open to the writers-in-residence program at the Al Purdy A-frame. A residency at the legendary…

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Surprise poem appears on FB page

October 29, 2022

Posted on the Al Purdy A-frame page today by David Fraser. Thank you, David. Making friends with Al Purdy Scraping sideways through factory door frames, Vancouver to St. Johns Ass in a sling peregrinations of an afflicted writer with his bride, the binding spine and glue that bound the Purdy book holding the pages together,…

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Ameliasburgh Heritage Village to host A-frame resident

October 11, 2022
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Felicity Williams to Stage Surprise Purdy Concert

September 29, 2022

Here’s a really exciting and unique opportunity: Our current writer-in-residence, Felicity Williams, along with the A-frame residency ensemble, is giving a community concert on Thursday, October 6. Some of you will know Felicity’s work from the Al Purdy Was Here Songbook. The concert – Listening to the House Dream of Trees – will be a…

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Open House Dates Adjusted

August 31, 2022

Last month, we invited you to visit the Al Purdy A-frame on Saturday, Sept 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. But the Ameliasburgh Fall Fair has reduced its events to one day – Saturday, September 24 – and so the A-frame Association has decided to follow suit. In the past, we have always opened to the…

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A-frame Open House Returns on Sept. 24-25

July 14, 2022

After a three-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Al Purdy A-frame Association is pleased and excited to announce an A-frame open house for Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The house, built by Al and his wife Eurithe, has been restored as a retreat for Canadian writers…

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Call for Applications for Residencies from July 2023 to June 2024

July 12, 2022

The Al Purdy A-frame Association is now accepting applications for residencies beginning in July 2023 and ending in June 2024. To apply, please go to the “The A-frame Residency” in the drop-down (About) menu. Applications must be submitted by October 21, 2022.

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Festival Players to perform theatrical concert based on Al Purdy’s works

April 25, 2022

Festival Players of Prince Edward County this summer will stage The Shape of Home, a theatrical concert that investigates the life and work of Al Purdy, Canada’s unofficial poet laureate. Purdy’s quest to find beauty in unexpected places produced a body of work full of adventure, audacity and humanity. Created by award-winning artists Frank Cox-O’Connell,…

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Daniel Lockhart nominated for Souster poetry award

April 25, 2022

D.A. Lockhart, a resident this spring at the Al Purdy A-frame, has been shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award, sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets (LCP). Lockhart’s Bearmen Descend Upon Gimli (Frontenac House, 2021) is a contemporary myth told in lyric form. From the jurors: D.A. Lockhart’s cinematic novel-in-verse, Bearmen Descend Upon Gimli, features…

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Steven Heighton, long-time A-frame supporter, dies at 60

April 20, 2022

Many of you will have already learned the sad, sad news that poet, novelist and musician Steven Heighton has died at 60 from cancer. The accolades are well deserved. I’m not sure how old Steven was when he started visiting Al and Eurithe at the A-frame. Maybe in his twenties. The photos show his long…

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AL PURDY A-FRAME RELAUNCHES WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

March 3, 2022

AMELIASBURGH, Ont. – The Al Purdy A-frame Association is pleased to announce the writers-in-residence for the 2022-23 season at the A-frame in Prince Edward County. Prior to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic, five writers-in-residence had been announced for the 2020 season. In consultation with the writers, the residencies have been rescheduled for 2022.…

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