Taproot V; Call For Submissions and Patrons
Townshippers’ Association is proud to announce the future publication of Taproot V;, in advance of its 35th anniversary celebrations in 2014. The fifth edition of this popular anthology will bring together the works of local writers and artists, and act as a stepping stone for emerging talent.
Several former Taproot contributors have since been published in national and international magazines and journals, and have gone on to garner book deals and awards. Notable examples include Ann Scowcroft, author of The Truth of
Houses and winner of a QWF Literary Award, and Michelle Barker, author of The Beggar King.
“It’s important for people to share their stories,” explained Brenda Hartwell, member of the Community & Culture Committee, which oversees Taproot. “Taproot serves as a platform for Townshippers to share their creations and tell their stories, through written or visual work. Taproot can also support our creative workers by supplying them with a current book credit, which can help their prospects when sending work out to the wider world.”
Townshippers’ Association is issuing an open call for both submissions and patrons to help create Taproot V. Writers, poets, visual artists and photographers can find submission details under the cultural tab at Townshippers.qc.ca. The submission deadline is January 31, 2014.
The Association is also looking for worthy patrons to help promote the cultural richness of our English-speaking Eastern Township community by supporting Taproot V through financial contributions. Individuals, organizations, and businesses who contribute will be invited to the launch and receive credit both in the book and the launch program. Companies and organizations that partner in this initiative through a sizeable donation can also receive public recognition through having their name/logo appear on posters, on a display board at the book’s launch, in publicity, and on the Association’s website. Plus, the Taproot initiative has a partnership agreement with Townshippers’ Research & Cultural Foundation, so contributions can also be acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes.