TO PARTICIPATE IN TOWNSHIPS EXPRESSIONS
If you have written or published an English or bilingual book or composed or produced a CD, DVD card or calendar, prints etc., that fits into any of the three categories mentioned above, we would be pleased to display it. You can provide any number of books, tapes or CD’s for display and for sale, or for orders to be taken.
The project includes English or bilingual books or music that:
(1) Have been written, performed or created by someone who has lived at least six months in the Eastern Townships; or
(2) Have the Townships or some aspect of life in the region as its main subject matter; or
(3) Have been published or produced in the Eastern Townships.
TOWNSHIPS EXPRESSIONS: HOW IT WORKS
The major cost of coordinating and publicizing Townships Expressions is covered by Canadian Heritage. However, administration costs have steadily risen as Townships Expressions has grown to be a year-round endeavor that includes sales from Townshippers’ offices and website. For this reason, Townshippers’ Association retains 20% of gross sales to help defray administration costs.
All submissions should include a High Quality image of the product (600 x 600 preferred) and a full description of your work for the Townships Expressions website.
You must be a member of Townshippers’ Association which is $10 a year under 60 or $5 a year over 60 years old and free for 21 years and under. Each participant decides how many copies of each work to submit.
Exhibitors are responsible for delivering their merchandise to Townshippers’ Association’s offices at 100-257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke or 3-584 Knowlton Rd., Lac-Brome.
The exhibit season extends from April 1 to March 31st of each year. Participants’ works will be displayed at the Association’s two offices, and at selected events during the year. If your merchandise is at the office, and your registration form and cheque are received before the scheduled events, your merchandise will be displayed and, if possible, sold.
Exhibitors are also responsible for picking up their merchandise at the end of the season. If you register for the following year, you may leave your unsold works at our offices. However, if you choose not to register again, and have not picked up your works by June 30th, Townshippers’ Association reserves the right to dispose of or donate the works at our discretion.
At least two major exhibitions/receptions will be organized in the fall, with readings and music, permitting the public to meet participating authors and musicians. As a registered participant, you are warmly invited to attend and take part in as many of the events as you would like. It is our experience that authors and musicians who are available to meet the public (and, if applicable, sign copies of their works) enjoy brisker sales.
For more information, contact Cathy Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717).