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New Editor at Townships Sun: QAHN Alum Rachel Garber

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--October 13, 2021.

The Townships Sun has a new editor, announced David Wright, the president of the board. Rachel Garber is replacing Barbara Heath, who passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. "We are happy to welcome Rachel to the Townships Sun team, and we look forward to growing the magazine together," Wright said.

larger_sun_0.png"My passions are writing, photography and art," said Garber. "And I love living in the Townships. It's a match made in heaven to work on The Townships Sun. I'm really happy to have landed here."

Garber has lived the Eastern Townships for the past 25 years, specifically in the erstwhile hamlet of Maple Leaf, in the Haut-Saint-François MRC.

She has written for a number of publications, including The Townships Sun, The Record and the Journal Le-Haut-Saint-François, where she has a regular column. She previously lived 22 years in Montreal, and before that, in Ontario, Ohio, Virginia, Philadelphia, Somalia, and Toronto. Her writing has appeared in three recent anthologies, including Emergence: Contemporary Women Poets of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She has bachelor's degrees in communications and studio art (photography and printmaking), and a master's in art therapy.

Currently, she is leading a series of workshops for writers of short memoir for the Write Here Write Now initiative of the Bishop's University Lifelong Learning Academy. She also has her own memoir, photography and poetry projects in the works.

Editorial work has been part of Garber's jobs both as an art therapy professor and as executive director of Townshippers' Association from 2001 to 2010. With Heather Darch, she also co-directed the Identity of English-speaking Quebec project ( for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network.

The Townships Sun is a non-profit 24-page magazine in English, publishing nine issues a year and focusing on Townships life and culture, past, present and future. Next year, it will be 50 years old. The magazine offers both online and paper subscriptions.

For information, visit, or contact Marion Greenlay at 819-566-7524 or [email protected]. The editor can be reached at 819-640-1340 or [email protected].