Friday 10 January 2014
PURDY DRINKS! A Fundraiser.
WHEN: Monday, January 20, 8pm
WHERE: The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto
If you are in the Toronto area--Please come raise a glass with us to the legacy of famous Canadian poet Al Purdy at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street) in Toronto on Monday, January 20th. Purdy Drinks will be a casual night featuring readings by acclaimed poets Paul Vermeersch (that's me), Jim Smith, and Stuart Ross. And a few surprises, too!
PLUS the announcement of the inaugural writers-in-residence at the A-Frame, and music too!!!!
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 Writer-in-Residence program to be hosted there-in.
RSVP via Facebook.
For more information about the Al Purdy A-Frame project, please visit http://alpurdy.ca/
Also, please consider buying The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology, a compendium of poems, remembrances, essays, and other texts about the history of the Purdy home in Ameliasburgh. Proceeds from this book benefit the restoration of the house and the organization of the writers residency there.