Working on my own A-frame we pounded nails
and sawed boards, cussing and seating a little without money for electricity or plumbing three lamps together and you might read a book chopping thru winter ice for water.”
—Al Purdy, “In Search of Owen Roblin”
Al Purdy’s A-Frame house is overseen by the Al Purdy A-Frame Association, a registered charity dedicated to improving and maintaining the place where Al Purdy found his voice and spent the better part of half a century. Today it is a place where writers can find solace and inspiration as part of the Association’s residency program. Proceeds from the Al Purdy Songbook will benefit the Al Purdy A-Frame Association.