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 that 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.
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.
The ebook was launched at a special event on June 9th, 2017, in Orford. View the video below.
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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