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Louise Abbott is an Eastern Townships-based writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She has dedicated her career to giving expression to the history, lives, and concerns of people in outlying areas of Canada. She is the author of The Coast Way, The French Shore, The Heart of the Farm, Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree, and Memphremagog: An Illustrated History (2 volumes). She has directed numerous films. In 2022, PBS WNED broadcast three of her documentaries. The same year, her film CRUX: The Transformation of AnneBruce Falconer was presented at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal and selected for a collection of the best Canadian films on dance from 1960 to the present. In 2023, her mini documentary The Ahiarmiut: Out-of-the-Way Dwellers was presented in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Festival. Louise established a literary press for Studio Georgeville in 2019 and has since published three anthologies by Townships writers. She is pleased to represent the Association of English-Language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) on the board of ELAN (English- Language Arts Network).