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Our Stories: The Townships chapter in Canada’s 150-year story

 

The written word and illustrations can tell us a lot about who we were, which helps us better understand who we are today. In September 2016, Townshippers’ Association launched the Our Stories project as a way to celebrate our community’s part in Canada’s sesquicentennial story. To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, written and visual submissions were accepted to feature in a digital publication that would highlight our region’s historical roots, share the experience of settlers, and recognize our community’s role, or that of individuals, in shaping the province and/or the nation.

The project evolved to include writing workshop series. Held across the region, the workshops helped both new and experienced writers, young and old, hone their writing skills in a myriad of genres including memoir, poetry, short fiction. Several workshop participants also contributed their work to the ebook.

The final product, Our Stories: The Eastern Townships Chapter in Canada’s 150-year story focuses on the influence and role that Townshippers – the English-speaking community of Quebec’s historical Eastern Townships – have had on the fabric of Canada. Through various genres and mediums, 25 contributors examine the nuances of this community’s experiences, its characters, its contributions and its spirit.

Get the Our Stories ebook!

Get a free copy of Our Stories with a donation (any amount you want) to the non-profit organization Townshippers’ Association. Donations can be made using the button below for instant download. Ebook donations that are received in person at Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke or Lac Brome, or by mail, will be sent the file by email. By donating to our organization you’ll be helping to create other projects that celebrate our community’s culture. 

Get the limited edition Our Stories flash drive!

Pick up a limited edition Our Stories flash drive for $10 preloaded with a free copy of the ebook. Order online by following the link below or visit our offices during business hours to pick up your copy from Townships Expressions boutique. 

Get the limited edition Our Stories softcover book, only 150 printed!

Pick up a limited edition Our Stories softcover book for $15. Order online by following the link below or visit our offices during business hours to pick up your copy. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be reinjected into the Association’s Townships Expressions initiative which gives local English-speaking artists a way to promote and sell their works.



This project is presented by Townshippers’ Association and has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities

      

 

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