Friday, 16 October 2009
The Al Purdy A-frame Anthology will be launched at Harbourfront Centre.
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Harbour Publishing and Authors at Harbourfront Centre invite you to celebrate the launch of The Al Purdy A-frame Anthology with special guests including: Paul Vermeersch, Dennis Lee, Geoff Heinricks, Russell Brown, Dave Bidini, Michael Ondaatje, Steven Heighton, and more.
Poet and novelist John Degen of the Ontario Arts Council will host this evening of poetry and anecdotes. Book sales and an auction featuring Al Purdy items & artwork will help raise funds for the Al Purdy A-frame Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the A-frame for future generations of Canadian writers.
This event will be held at Harbourfront Centre in the Lakeside Terrace located at 235 Queens Quay West on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Refreshments and canapes will be served. Tickets are $8.00. For more information, please call (416) 973-4000.
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I actually passed through Ameliasburg this summer but could not find the A-frame. Asked one local woman if she knew where his house was and she replied "Oh, you mean the guy that died?" That was as helpful as she got.
I do wind up wandering past the statue in Queen's Park quite often, though. Nice to see a poet honoured in that way.
The house isn't really visible from the road. If you don't know where it is, it can be very difficult to find.
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