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May Gathering 2014

WHAT: Gathering of writers and artists

WHEN: May 16, 17, and 18

WHERE: UMaine Franco American Centre, Orono, ME (http://umaine.edu/francoamerican)

CAMPUS MAP: Click here

 

SCHEDULE
This year, we will begin Friday evening at 7PM at the Franco American Centre, Crossland Hall. We’ll have time to reconnect then, enjoy some snacks, and sign up for presentations to take place the following day.

Also on Friday evening, filmmaker Tony Tremblay will join us from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to screen his 2011 documentary film, Last Shift: The Story of a Mill Town. Tony will be on hand to take questions and lead a discussion following the film. You can find a clip from Last Shift online (http://www.stu.ca/lastshift/theProject.html) together with information about the film’s Dalhousie, New Brunswick community and industry.

Saturday morning we’ll begin at 9:30 with readings and presentations, and continue through the day with breaks for lunch (Noon) and supper (6:00).

For those who stay through Sunday, we’ll connect again at the Centre for breakfast (8:30AM) and a grand sendoff.

DIRECTIONS to the FRANCO AMERICAN CENTRE

-From the South, Exit 193 (Formerly Exit 51):

  • Coming from the south on I-95, take Stillwater Ave Exit #193.
  • Bear right towards Burger King and the shopping center.
  • Turn right onto College Avenue at the fourth traffic light, by McDonald’s.
  • About 1 mile on College Avenue, turn left onto Long Road (up a small hill) at the first University of Maine sign.
  • Crossland Hall (where the Franco American Centre lives) is the first white building on the right, immediately, at the corner of Long and Munson Roads.

-From the North, Exit 193 (Formerly Exit 51):

  • Coming from the north on I-95, take Stillwater Ave Exit #193.
  • Turn left at the end of the exit ramp.
  • Turn right onto College Avenue at the fourth traffic light, by McDonald’s.
  • About 1 mile on College Avenue, turn left onto Long Road (up a small hill) at the first University of Maine sign.
  • Crossland Hall (where the Franco American Centre lives) is the first white building on the right, immediately, at the corner of Long and Munson Roads.

 

PARKING
On our campus map, all BLACK LOTS are available to visitors. Here you will find a map with these lots identified: http://umaine.edu/francoamerican/files/2014/05/MayGathering2014_CampusMap.pdf . On campus, there are signs that read, “BLACK,” indicating BLACK lots, as well as other parking spaces designated specifically for visitors.

Parking at UMaine can sometimes be difficult. In order to avoid being ticketed, Friday arrivals can stop in to the Franco American Centre for a parking tag to hang from your rearview mirror. Weekend arrivals will not need a parking tag. If your vehicle happens to be ticketed by Campus Parking, you can give your ticket to us and we will take care of it.

 

For more information, contact Monique Roy (monique.roy1@maine.edu) or Jacob Albert (jacob.albert@maine.edu)

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