LATEST NEWS:

LATEST NEWS:

Call for Applications Suspended

August 5, 2020

The Call for Applications for a residency at the A-frame has been suspended for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, the A-frame association would be entertaining candidates for 2021 at this time. However, the residency program scheduled for this summer was cancelled. Writers who would have attended will be rescheduled in the 2021 season.

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The A-Frame Residency

September 2, 2014

             The A-frame house at the edge of Roblin Lake was built in 1957 by Al Purdy and his wife Eurithe, who had set aside $1200 dollars from CBC radio plays Al had written in Montreal. They bought a piece of land and a load of used buildings material from a structure being torn down…

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Drama/Poetry/Music at Rednersville Aug. 30

August 22, 2014

Hello friends I’m getting in touch to remind you of the outstanding Al Purdy A-frame Association fund-raiser being held at Active Arts Studio in Rednersville, Prince Edward County, on Saturday August 30 starting at 3PM. I have no doubt it will be sensational. And a sell-out. Three performances – drama, poetry and music – all…

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Second Purdy Picnic Packed

July 29, 2014

With its first writer-in-residence now calling the iconic Al Purdy A-frame home, the second annual Al Purdy Picnic attracted a large crowd of poets, writers and lovers of literature…read more at Inside Belleville: http://www.insidebelleville.com/news-story/4723784-purdy-celebrated-with-poems-beer/  

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2nd Annual Purdy Picnic Features Readings, Music

July 29, 2014

Guess Who’s Coming to the Picnic?   McClelland and Stewart/Random House of Canada To Sponsor Inaugural Residency 2nd Annual Purdy Picnic Features Readings, Music   July 26 is a day to celebrate at the Al Purdy A-frame! In addition to it being the date of the 2nd annual Al Purdy Picnic, McClelland and Stewart/Random House…

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PURDY DRINKS II

June 20, 2014

Clara Blackwood, Michael Lista, Robert Priest & Suzannah Showler  . . . On the same stage, this coming Monday June 23rd, at the Monarch Tavern.  Tickets will be 10$ at the door. In addition to the price of the ticket, $1 from each drink sold will go towards the ongoing updating of the Al &…

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Preparing for the first writer-in-residence

June 20, 2014

Our first writer, Katherine Leyton, will move into the A-frame on July 1st, now only a couple of weeks away!  Because of this there has been a tremendous push on amongst the local A-framers to get things cleaned up and finished before she gets there.  Our contractor, Matti Kopamees, has been working hard on the…

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Amanda Lowthian

June 18, 2014

In this ongoing quest to save the Al & Eurithe Purdy A-frame and to repurpose it as a residence for up and coming writers, we have had the pleasure of meeting many inspiring and wonderful folk. No doubt in no small amount due to the enduring power of Al’s poetry, kind, interesting, and multi-talented people…

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Photos from Purdy Drinks I

May 23, 2014

Some photos from the last Purdy Drinks, held at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto on January 20th, featuring Paul Vermeersch, Jim Smith, Stuart Ross, Karen Solie, Katherine Leyton, and Jonathan Tyrrell: All photos by Brian D Johnson  

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Bruce Cockburn supports the A-frame

April 22, 2014

For those in Ottawa, or in its immediate environs, this is an event that is not to be missed. The Spur Festival in Ottawa will be running from May 8th-10th.  As part of this festival, The Al Purdy A-frame Association is co-programming an event of music, poetry, talk, and general Al Purdy fun, featuring none…

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Seven Canadian Writers Chosen for Residency

February 27, 2014

Seven Canadian writers chosen for A-frame residency in first two years January 21, 2014For immediate release AMELIASBURGH, Ont. – Seven Canadian writers have been chosen for the first working retreats at the Al Purdy A-frame house in Prince Edward County. They were chosen from dozens of submissions. The seven are Katherine Leyton, Sue Sinclair, Nick…

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