Thursday, March 29, 2007

Le Rendez-vous de Franco-Amérique - April 1-3 - Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

Please find below information on a special event taking place in Maine from April 1-4, 2007, "Le Rendez-vous de Franco-Amérique," or in English, "Rendez-vous of Franco-America." The three day event is from April 1 to April 3, and takes place largely in the Lewiston-Auburn area of Maine, under the auspices of the University of Southern Maine.

The first event is called Poesie de Franco-Amerique (Poetry of French America), and will be held at the Gulf of Maine Books bookstore, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine, from 3 p.m. to 5, on Monday, April 2. Philip Marchand, the featured writer, will be reading from his book, Ghost Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America. Other participants in the event will be Quebec poet Jean Morriset and Saskatchewan poet Michel Marchildon.

The second event is called Franco-Amerique dans les temps et l'espace, (Franco-America Through Time and Space) and will be held on Tuesday, April 3, at 314 Forest Avenue in the Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Morisset and Marchildon will also appear.

The third event is called, again, Poesie de Franco-Amerique, and will be held at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street in Auburn, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 3, again in company with Morriset and Marchildon.

Finally, there will a reading at the McArthur Library , 270 Main St. in Biddeford at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. The number of the library is 207-284-4181

I hope some of you may be able to attend these readings as we continue to celebrate la francophonie en Nouvelle-Angleterre
Marc A. Jacques
Attaché aux Affaires académiques et culturelles / Academic and Cultural
Affairs Officer Consulat Général du Canada / Canadian Consulate General
Three Copley Place, Suite 400 Boston MA 02116
Tel: 617-262-3760 x3254
marc.jacques@international.gc.ca