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Franco American Gathering, May 20-22, 2011

The Living Past: Franco American Identity in the Modern World

May 20-22, 2011 in Orono, ME

Opening event on May 20, 2011 in Soderburg Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

What is the significance of Franco American culture today?  What is a Franco American identity?  How is it experienced?  How is it shared?  The Living Past: Franco American Identity in the Modern World will explore the contemporary expression of Franco American culture through roundtable conversations, storytelling, dramatic performances, music, and art.

Some of the leading voices of the Franco American experience will share their work and invite participants to explore their cultural identity. In addition to scheduled events, there will be numerous opportunities for informal exchanges during our weekend together. It is our goal to build new foundations for the future of Franco American communities.

This gathering is generously funded by the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (Québec).  There is a nominal registration fee of $100 which covers all dramatic performances, discussions, readings, receptions, lodging, meals, as well as the Saturday night dance party with live bands.

For further details concerning registration and a list of participants, see conference website.



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Franco American Studies
5742 Little Hall, Room 213
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Phone: (207) 581-3791 | Fax: (207) 581- 1832E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469