Tag Archives: Denis Ledoux

Franco-America at the Interstice of Identities – Author reading by Ernest Hebert

September 23 at the Franco-American Collection at USM LAC in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Me- An oral history in creative writing: One Franco-American’s life transcended into an entertaining cultural essay, by author and Professor Ernest Hebert! Growing up Franco-American is sometimes referred to as being a “Quiet Presence”. This concept was articulated by writer Dyke Henderson in his books about Franco-Americans. But, not all Franco-Americans are quiet. Ernest […]

Meet the Franco-American authors program series at USM LAC

Franco-American Collection board and program chair Denis Ledoux

LEWISTON, Me-  Franco-American authors are coming to the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College, scheduled in a series of programs beginning on Monday, September 23, 2019, and four additional dates, on November 25, 2019, February 24, March 23 and April 27, 2020. “Meet A Franco-American Author“, was organized by Denis Ledoux, a writer who […]

Where is “home”? Two cultures; two Franco presentations

Denis LeDoux and Margaret Craven at USM LAC FAC

LEWISTON- Près de chez nous ou loin? “Everyone of us in Lewiston should be able to say….I am local….I am home,” said Katie Theriault. Katie Theriault spoke about being local and returning to “home” in Lewiston, after she and her family had lived in other places. Zahra Houssain spoke about creating “home”, having been born […]

Joyeuse Action de Grâce! Thanksgiving memoirs

My Familes My life by Ruth Grondin

Many “merci beaucoup” to Maureen Perry, She taught me how to say “Happy Thanksgiving” en francais!  Perry is the librarian at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College (USM LAC) and a colleague on the Board of the Franco-American Collection. Over the years, I’ve heard a few variations about how to say “Happy Thanksgiving” […]