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Saturday, July 5, 2014

2nd Annual Al Purdy Picnic - July 26th

photo credit D.Scott
It's happening again.
The Al Purdy Picnic.
Saturday, July 26, 11:00 - 4:00.
To celebrate Al Purdy and his work, and the home he built with Eurithe.
To celebrate Canadian poetry and poets.

thanks again, Doug!

If you attended last year's First Annual event, you'll recall these scenes (you may even see yourself!)

The 2014 event celebrates the arrival of our first writer in residence at the restored A-frame. Katherine Leyton will be your host this year.

Poets Lynn Crosbie, Phil Hall and Robert Priest will be guest readers, along with a number of local poets and raconteurs.

Music will be provided once again by Station Road.

Station Road

Bring your own picnic to enjoy at the A-frame or pick up something delicious from Rebecca and Trish from PicnicPEC, a local gourmet food truck. Have a look at the menu.

For more information visit the Al Purdy A-frame Association on Facebook.
A'burg town hall - photo courtesy Wellington Times

This is really IMPORTANT:

Al and Eurithe's A-frame is at 45 Gibson Road, south of the village of Ameliasburgh. Gibson Road is a narrow, bumpy cottage road, with NO turnaround. We implore you not to enter the road - we want to befriend our neighbours at this early stage of the writer in residence program!

Purdy Public Library, Ameliasburgh

There is lots of parking at the Town Hall (that's where you will find PicnicPEC and pick up village maps), and an air-conditioned shuttle to take you to Grove cemetery, the Purdy library, and the A-frame.

Or bring your bikes and enjoy the village.

You are also welcome to park along Whitney Road, a left turn at the Purdy Library. Then it's a short walk
in to the A-frame along Gibson Road.
Books and Company 

More scenes from the 2013 First Annual Purdy Picnic...

Purdy titles, A-frame anthologies, apples
Geoff Heinricks

Michele introducing a guest reader

Purdy-fest creator Chris Faiers and Chase

Playwright, editor, actor Richard Turtle and Rita

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