The yearly "Rassemblement," April 22-24, 2022 Revamped!!

Every year, Franco American Programs organizes a “rassemblement” or gathering of Franco American artists, writers, and creatives.  This annual event aims to create a culturally supportive space in which members of the Franco-American creative community can share their work.

We at the Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine, Orono are excited to announce a new and innovative plan for our 2022 Rassemblement of Franco-American artists, writers, and other cultural workers. We originally planned a virtual gathering for this spring; perhaps you already registered for it. But with COVID case-numbers trending down and Zoom fatigue being felt by many, we have instead planned a unique hybrid format that we hope will provide space for the joy of reconnection wherever you find yourself. 

Those comfortable with a small and casual in-person gathering are invited to join us at the Franco Centre in Orono for fellowship and fun. We will gather Friday evening for the keynote presentation by Tyler Leblanc. Saturday, our time together will include discussion of the keynote; a presentation by the filmmakers of Le Carrefour; live music; and a welcomed chance to reconnect after months of isolation. A block of rooms has been reserved at Black Bear Inn in Orono for those who would like to stay Friday and/or Saturday night.

Those of you unable to join us in Orono who would like to organize an in-person satellite Rassemblement where you are, let us know.  We’ll help you organize it.


*** If you have registered already, you will need to re-register***


To join us and attend the Rassemblement, please complete this registration form.


For assistance or further information, please contact Lisa Michaud at or (207) 581-3789.