WHAT: Gathering of Franco American writers and artists
WHEN: May 17, 18, and 19
WHERE: UMaine Darling Marine Center, Walpole, Maine (http://www.dmc.maine.edu)
May 17 is fast approaching! We are looking forward to seeing you all soon. We are excited for more meals and conversations, to hear what you’ve been up to, to share in all of our creativities.
We have already received responses from many of you who plan to participate in Walpole next month. So far, we will be joined by performers, novelists, researchers, teachers – faces both familiar and new.
Once again, our gathering will take place May 17, 18, and 19 at the UMaine Darling Marine Center in Walpole (http://www.dmc.maine.edu/).
For those who haven’t responded, please let us know by APRIL 15 if you plan to join the gathering. In order to reserve a space for you at the Darling Center, we need to know if you want to reserve a room for the Friday the 17th and/or Saturday the 18th. We also need to give the Darling Center catering counts; please let us know what meals you will be sharing with us during the weekend (Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; and Sunday: Breakfast)
We will begin Friday evening at 7PM with conversation and a screening of short films by Louise Bourque (http://www.bu.edu/prc/vernacular/bourque.htm). Friday will also be your time to sign up to read or present your work on Saturday. All day Saturday will be devoted to you and your work. We will unwind Saturday evening with the music and conversation of a kitchen party, and wrap up Sunday morning with breakfast and a closing discussion.
The program is free for you. We will be paying for room and board for all of you who would like to join us and we will not be asking for money at the event. However, we ask that you consider sending a donation to help make our gathering an annual event. This will be our third consecutive year, but without your donations it may be our final. We hope for many more.
All donations are tax-deductible and can be made through the Franco American Studies program website (http://umaine.edu/francoamericanstudies). Click on the “give now” button near the top; we can be found under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Hope to hear from you.
MARDI GRAS Pot Luck PARTY
February 12, 2013
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
FREE! (Donations Accepted)
Fun ~ Food ~ Music
@ the Alfond Lounge w/ parking at the Alfond
across from the Franco-American Centre
For more information:
Lisa Michaud – (207)581-3789 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitchen Party at the Franco-American Centre
Come join the students of FAS 101: Introduction to Franco American Studies in an old-style kitchen party with fiddler Michele Roy, mandolinist Don Cunningham, and guitarist Will West. Cindy Larock, master folk dancer who specializes in traditional French Canadian step dancing (la gigue) and social dancing (contre danse, quadrille, etc.) will call, leading us in a selection of fun and easy contras and other jigs and reels rooted in the old-time kitchen parties of Quebec.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
9:30am, followed by lunch
Crossland Hall, UMaine Orono
FREE and ALL ARE WELCOME
Task Force on Franco-Americans
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
University of Maine, Orono
110 Crossland Hall
For more information, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/francoamerican.htm
Born in Québec and raised in Maine, Josée Vachon has been sharing her Franco-American upbringing for over 25 years through traditional and contemporary folksongs from Québec and Acadia and through her own compositions
Join us at 2:00 p.m.
on Saturday Nov.3, 2012
Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain
University of Maine, Crossland Hall
(Across from the Alfond Arena)
Chicken Stew & Ployes will be served after
Contact: Lisa Michaud, 581-3789
or email: Lisa.Michaud@umit.maine.edu
for more information, visit joseevachon.com
Book Reading & Signing
Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida Leclair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life
by Susan Poulin
“Wondering how to live the good life? Well, it turns out, you can really learn a lot about that from a moose. And Ida Leclair. Ida (and Susan Poulin, author of Finding Your Inner Moose) draws upon her personal experiences and those of the majestic moose to offer down-to-earth, commonsensical advice in her hilarious new self-help book (seriously, it’s wicked funny!). Come say hi!“
Franco-American Centre, Crossland Hall, University of Maine, Orono
6PM, October 24th, 2012
Read more about Finding Your Inner Moose at http://www.islandportpress.com
Susan Poulin’s website: http://www.poolyle.com
For more information about this event:
Susan Pinette – (207)581-3791 – email@example.com
Franco-American Centre, University of Maine
Come join us for screenings of two documentary films and one video presentation:
EXPULSION: The Story of Acadia
Tuesday, April 3, 9:30 & 12:30 screenings
FRANCO AMERICANS and WHITE PRIVILEGE: Can white ethnicities exist?
Thursday, April 5, 9:30 & 12:30 screenings
RÉVEIL: WAKING UP FRENCH
Tuesday, April 10, 9:30 & 12:30 screenings
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT:
Lisa Michaud – 581-3789 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige Mitchell – 581-3832 – email@example.com
Author Talk and Booksigning
An Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, by Jacques Poitras
Finalist, 2012 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Franco-American Centre, University of Maine, Orono
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12PM – 1:30PM
Bring your own brown bag lunch, or join us for soup, bread, and ployes
Books will be available for purchase. All are welcome.