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Celebrate "National Al Purdy Day"

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Celebrate "National Al Purdy Day"
When

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 8:00pm

Where

This Ain't the Rosedale Library
86 Nassau Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 2C6

Details

Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC, O.Ont (December 30, 1918 – April 21, 2000) was one of the most popular and important Canadian poets of the 20th century. Purdy's writing career spanned more than fifty years. His works include over thirty books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence. He has been called the nation's "unofficial poet laureate", and, "a national poet in a way that you only find occasionally in the life of a culture."

In celebration of his life the day will feature readings by David Day, Steven Michael Berzensky (Mick Burrs), Terry Barker, Guy Ewing and Shane Neilson. James Deahl will co-host.

For more information, please call (416) 929-9912.

Location

This Ain't the Rosedale Library
86 Nassau Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6 43° 40' 3.72" N, 79° 22' 34.68" W

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