Please come raise a glass with us to the legacy of famous Canadian poet Al Purdy at the MONARCH TAVERN in Toronto on MONDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2014. “Purdy Drinks” will be a casual night featuring readings by acclaimed poets Paul Vermeersch, Jim Smith, and Stuart Ross, and the announcement of the inaugural writer-in-residence at the A-frame by none other than Karen Solie.  If you like poetry and are in Toronto, this is not an event to be missed.

RSVP here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/753928301304013/

Tickets will be available in advance at Soundscapes on College.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards the restoration, rehabilitation, upgrades, and general maintenance of the Al & Eurithe Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County, and the funding of the writers-in-residence program. While the A-frame has been purchased, lots of work still needs to be done – so please come out and help out!

More information on the on-going work on the A-frame can be found here:  akindofbump.blogspot.com