LATEST NEWS:

LATEST NEWS:

New look at the life and legacy of Al Purdy

September 22, 2020

An Echo in the Mountains: Al Purdy After a Century has been published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. The work is edited by Nicholas Bradley, a 2016 writer-in-residence at the A-frame. And one of the many contributors to this new perspective is Jeff Weingarten, a 2018 alumnus. Following is McGill-Queen’s description: “From the 1960s until his…

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The Al Purdy Songbook

Full house at launch of Al Purdy Songbook

January 6, 2019

The long-awaited Al Purdy Songbook was launched on Nov. 27, 2018, to a full house at The Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Co-produced by Jason Collett and Brian D. Johnson, the three-disc set includes a CD featuring the words and music of 13 artists, a DVD and a Blu-ray of Johnson’s documentary feature Al…

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Come see the A-frame!

August 7, 2018

We are open to the public Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd, between 10am and 4pm. Check out the restorations we’ve done with your donations and see where Al wrote many of his amazing poems. There will be information handouts and friendly hosts to welcome you. Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic by…

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Purdy Drinks

March 15, 2018

Join us on Monday, April 2, 2018 for a wonderful evening of poetry and music at the historic Monarch Tavern in Toronto (12 Clinton Street). Performers include Laura Clarke, Jeff Latosik, Damian Rogers and Karen Solie. There will also be music, plus Purdy items for sale. Tickets are $5.00, or free with valid student I.D.,…

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Al Purdy Writer-in-residence Program Launches its Fourth Summer Season

April 3, 2017

Two writers chosen for working retreats in 2018 at the A-frame Concert to highlight new work based on Purdy poem The Al Purdy A-frame on Roblin Lake is set to open April 15 for its fourth summer hosting writers-in-residence. Four Canadian writers will work in the seclusion of the lakeside retreat during the 2017 season.…

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Command Performance Choir

March 14, 2017

Amazing things are happening in the County this Spring – It is a fact acknowledged far and wide that one of the best things ever to come out of Canada is its music. Be it folk, traditional, rock, choral contemporary art music, or classical, the music from Canadians expresses the heart and soul of this…

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An Evening with Al & Leonard

March 1, 2017

On March 20th, the A-frame team will be hosting a wonderful evening of poetry and music in Toronto, dedicated to Leonard Cohen. The evening will feature internationally acclaimed musician Doug Paisley, poet and musician Max Layton, poet and Walrus poetry editor Damian Rogers, and poet Phoebe Wang. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2lSersU Click HERE to…

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Picnic Photos

August 4, 2015

On July 18 under sunny skies, on the shores of Roblin Lake, with poetry readings by Robert Priest, Carolyn Smart, Adam Sol, Paul Vermeeresh, and writer-in-residence Laurie D. Graham, the third annual Al Purdy A-frame Picnic got underway.  The afternoon was a wonderful success with events and open house at the A-frame  and satellite events…

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2015 Writing Workshop

July 8, 2015

  2015 Writing Workshop at AL PURDY A-FRAME Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County with award-winning poet Ken Babstock August 10–14th from 1 pm–3 pm daily Register soon – space is limited Week’s FEE $150 Ken Babstock was born in Burin, Newfoundland, in 1970 and grew up in the Ottawa Valley. He has been published internationally and…

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3rd Annual Al Purdy Picnic

June 30, 2015

The Spirit of Al Purdy Returns to Ameliasburgh On July 18, the heritage village of Ameliasbugh will honour the late poet Al Purdy by welcoming the public and hosting a series of events to complement the 3rd Annual Al Purdy Picnic, being held at the Purdy A-frame on beautiful Roblin Lake. The picnic on Saturday…

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PURDY DRINKS IV – MAY 25TH, 2015 7 PM

May 6, 2015

FACEBOOK EVENT:     TO BUY A TICKET IN ADVANCE: After you click on the ‘add to cart’ button, the shopping cart should appear on the right hand side.  After you complete your purchase through PayPal, you will be emailed a link to your ticket.  Bring this with you to the event either on your…

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