Tap­root V; Call For Sub­mis­sions and Pa­trons

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

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