This just in from Duncan Patterson, the A-frame's consulting architect. A fund-raiser in support of ongoing work at the A-frame:
"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.
"Purdy Drinks" will be a casual night featuring readings by acclaimed poets Paul Vermeersch, Jim Smith, and Stuart Ross. Additionally, Karen Solie (Griffin Prize winner, 2010!) will be announcing the names of the inaugural writers-in-residence at the A-Frame. All of this will be followed by live music.
Tickets will be $10 at the door, or if you're worried about the evening selling out, tickets will also be available as of Monday January 13th 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 Writer-in-Residence program. "