Announcing the Eurithe Purdy Matched Fundraising Campaign

September 25, 2023

The Al Purdy A-frame Association is very pleased to announce that Eurithe Purdy will be matching all donations to the A-frame Foundation Project up to $10,000, from now until her birthday on November 10, 2023. The Al Purdy A-frame Association runs a highly successful nationally recognized writer-in-residence program from the former home, a local heritage…

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A-frame Association Nominated for Heritage Award

September 19, 2023

The Al Purdy A-frame Association has been nominated for the Margaret and Nicholas Hill Cultural Heritage Landscape Award for their efforts to restore the historic property and writer’s retreat, an important piece of Canadian cultural and literary heritage. The award is one of several annual heritage citations by Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO). Award recipients will…

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Come Visit the A-frame on September 23

September 8, 2023

It’s time for the annual the OPEN HOUSE at the Al and Eurithe Purdy A-frame. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23, and plan on making a trip to Prince Edward County to visit the A-frame from 10 to 5. Board members will be there to show you around and answer questions. There will be…

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APAFA Announces the James Pelmore Matched Campaign in Celebration of Al Purdy Day

April 19, 2023

On April 21, 2009, the League of Canadian Poets officially declared April 21 NATIONAL AL PURDY DAY. The declaration recognized the importance of Al Purdy to Canadian poetry, as well as the iconic symbol of the A-frame to Canadian culture. Concern about the A-frame and its sinking foundation is getting lots of attention, including from…

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Radio 99.3 County FM, Prince Edward County, ON, covers A-frame campaign

April 4, 2023

Jean Baird of the Al Purdy A-frame Association explains why funds are urgently needed. Writer Matthew Hollett describes his plans as writer-in-residence. Jason Collett recites Purdy’s On the Flood Plain.

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March 21, 2023

AMELIASBURGH, Ont. – Eight Canadian writers have been chosen to take up residence at the Al Purdy A-frame for the 2023 season, the 10th year the writer-in-residence program has welcomed artists to the shores of Roblin Lake in Prince Edward County. “What seemed like a good idea when fundraising began in 2008 is now a…

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Yann Martel to match donations to Al & Eurithe Purdy A-frame Foundation Campaign

March 6, 2023

People have told us we built too near the lake “The flood plain is dangerous” they said And no doubt they know more about it than we do – but here wind pressed down on new-formed ice From “On the Flood Plain”   When Man Booker Prize winner Yann Martel read the Al Purdy A-frame…

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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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