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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Academic Campaign

March 6, 2012

The following letter, written by Dr. David Bentley of the University of Western Ontario and co-signed by 40 of his colleagues from universities coast-to-coast, was distributed late February to all post-secondary institutions, Canadian literature and Canadian studies organizations. “Al Purdy has been described at various times and by various writers as the “first,” the “last,”…

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National Al Purdy Day

April 21, 2009

NATIONAL AL PURDY DAY (APRIL 21, 2009) — In recognition of the importance of Al Purdy to Canadian poetry, the iconic symbol of the A-frame to Canadian culture, and in support of the Purdy A-frame Association, the League of Canadian Poets officially declared APRIL 21, 2009 NATIONAL AL PURDY DAY. All Canadian poets and lovers…

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