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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Open Book Ontario listing for PurdyFest #8

If you haven't checked out the Open Book Ontario site, it's worth you while to do so. You can post pics, poems & rants on their site, as well as stay up-to-date on the lit activities occurring all over Ontariariooooo.

Purdy Country Literary Festival (PurdyFest)

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Various Locations in Purdy County

This summer's eighth annual Purdy Country Literary Festival (PurdyFest) will begin on Friday, August 1, with a Potluck Supper at ZenRiver Gardens in the hamlet of Malone. On Saturday, August 2, a Symposium will be held in the Marmora Library building from 12 to 2 pm on the poetry and legacy of Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson. After the Symposium poets will gather on the islet in the Marmora Dam for Another Dam Poetry Reading.

Activities continue Sunday afternoon, August 3, at ZenRiver Gardens with Group Readings hosted by Tai Grove, President of The Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance and publisher of Hidden Brook Press.
Free rough camping will be available at ZenRiver Gardens, and side trips will likely be made to the Al Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh, as well as expeditions to local conservation area Callahan's Rapids and other scenic locations.

PurdyFests are hosted by Marmora poet Chris Faiers:

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