Louise Abbott is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She has concentrated on documenting the history and contemporary life of rural and indigenous communities in eastern Canada, and investigating environmental issues that affect these communities.
Her books include The Coast Way, The French Shore, A Country So Wild and Grand, The Heart of the Farm, Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree, and Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History (Volume 1). Her films include The Pinnacle and the Poet, Giving Shelter, Crisscrossing Space and Time, A Journey to Remember, Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story, and Saving the Founder’s Home. Abbott is a partner in a multimedia production company called Rural Route Communications (www.ruralroutecommunications.com) and in an art gallery-cum-cultural centre called Studio Georgeville (www.studiogeorgeville.com).