Tuesday, 8 November 2011
I will be reading the poems of Al Purdy at a fundraiser for the A-Frame Trust featuring Margaret Atwood
The fundraiser will feature Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood, who will give a presentation titled “Bulldozing the Mind: The Assault on Cultural and Rural Heritage. ” The presentation at the Regent Theatre in Picton, Ontario, will be followed by a reception with food and wine.
I will also be taking part in the event, reading the poems of Al Purdy.
Tickets are on sale at the Regent Theatre box office in Picton. They cost $40 for the presentation alone, or $65 for the presentation and reception. For more information, click here.
As some of you know, I was the editor of The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology, a book of poems and remembrances (which included an original cartoon by Margaret Atwood) intended to raise funds and awareness for the Trust. If you would like to buy a copy of the anthology, you can order one from Harbour Publishing here.
For more information about The Al Purdy A-Frame Trust, or to make a donation, please visit www.alpurdy.ca.