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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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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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AL PURDY WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES ITS THIRD SUMMER LINEUP

March 23, 2015

    Three new Canadian writers chosen for A-frame residency March 4, 2015 For immediate release AMELIASBURGH, Ont. – Three Canadian writers have been chosen to join the original seven in working retreats at the Al Purdy A-frame house in Prince Edward County. Among the three is the first appointment acknowledging and encouraging academic research.…

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The Purdy Songbook

November 27, 2014

Announcing the Purdy Songbook, a fundraiser for the Al Purdy A-frame Association.  Sometimes, when you listen closely to Al’s  poetry, you can hear music. In some poems it’s spelled out. “The Freezing Music” takes us to a place where “lake water sings into ice.” In “The Dead Poet,” Al hears “the music of blood on…

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Purdy Drinks III @ the Monarch Tavern in Toronto

October 29, 2014

Please join us for an evening of poetry and music! All proceeds help the Al Purdy A-frame Association with its restoration of the A-frame and writers-in-residence program. Featuring performances from Canada’s first poet laureate George Bowering, Griffin poetry prize winner David McFadden, amazing spoken word artist Ian Kamau, and the first Writer-in-Residence Katherine Leyton. Al…

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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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