Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Book Launching Party


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Project Period

FY 2002- 2003

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

On Thursday, April 17, 2003 the University of Maine Franco American Studies Program, English Department, Franco-American Centre, and University of Maine Press will co-host a book launch. We are celebrating the release of the new University of Maine Press edition of the long-out of-print, Papa Martel. Written by Lewiston author Gérard Robichaud, Papa Martel is a classic of Franco American literature. The event will feature readings by Mr. Robichaud as well as by Franco- American authors Rhea Coté Robbins of Brewer and Grégoire Chabot of Waterville, also published by the University of Maine Press. The reception and book signing will be held at 4 pm followed by readings and discussion from 4:30-6:00 pm, at the Franco-American Centre.