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Book Reading and Signing with Susan Poulin

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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

Susan Poulin’s website:

For more information about this event:

Susan Pinette – (207)581-3791 –

Franco-American Film Series

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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

  • Drawing from the highly acclaimed series, Canada: A People’s History, this one-hour documentary examines the events leading up to the brutal expulsion. Through dramatic re-enactments and interviews with Acadian descendants, it brings to life a human tragedy, one that changed the course of history and established a legacy and culture that lives on to this day.”

FRANCO AMERICANS and WHITE PRIVILEGE: Can white ethnicities exist?
Thursday, April 5, 9:30 & 12:30 screenings

  • Susan Pinette, director of UMaine’s Franco American Studies program, looks at racialized assumptions of white privilege and questions if a space can exist for diverse ethnicities within white skin. Dr. Pinette examines how French Canadian immigrants to 19th-century New England were racialized as the ‘other’ due to their French language and culture, and how succeeding generations of Franco Americans relate to an American concept of whiteness.”

Tuesday, April 10, 9:30 & 12:30 screenings

  • “Réveil is a powerful documentary film that explores the struggle for cultural survival among the French-Canadian, Franco-American communities of New England. The film traces French heritage from immigration from Québec and Acadia, through persecution of Franco-Americans by the Ku Klux Klan, to language loss, to cultural renaissance and heritage preservation. Through their determined loyalty to the French Catholic faith, language, and cultural values, the French of New England continue to discover new ways of renewal and cultural diversity through heritage language reacquisition.”



Lisa Michaud – 581-3789 –

Paige Mitchell – 581-3832 –


Author talk and Booksigning with Jacques Poitras

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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.