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The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology Launch & Exhibit


November 3, 2009

Join Duncan Patterson and George Bowering for the Waterloo region launch of The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology and the exhibition “Room Enough Between the Trees: A Suite of Drawings and Photographs Documenting the Purdy A-Frame” at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture on Wednesday, November 11th beginning at 7:30 pm.

Meet in the Stantec Gallery located at 7 Melville Street South, Cambridge to hear Patterson and Bowering's reminiscences and poetry from the Purdy A-frame. Book sales and an auction featuring Al Purdy mementos will raise proceeds to preserve the Purdy A-frame as a retreat for future generations of Canadian writers. Book Express will sell copies of The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology at this truly unique event.

While the “Room Enough Between the Trees” exhibit is scheduled to run from November 6th to November 20th, the opportunity to hear readings from and obtain signed copies of The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology is limited to the evening of November 11th, as Bowering returns to his home in Vancouver, BC the following day. Bowering was the first Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, he has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada and he is the two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award. For more information, please call Duncan Patterson at (519) 781-2052.