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Enrollment & Advancement Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

UMFK Blake Library to feature "Acadian Literary Creations"

August 11, 2014

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.


The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library will host "Acadian Literary Creations" on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Writers and video journalists of all genres have produced a wealth of literature on, or inspired by, the Acadian Culture, as well as, the St. John River Valley.

Come and meet some of these individuals at the library:

• Zachary Richard - from Louisiana, has recorded over 20 CDs and will have two available, books of poetry, three fables and "The History of the Acadians of Louisiana" in both English and French versions. (Richards will be on-site from 2 to 4 p.m. today, only)

• Cassie Deveaux Cohoon - "Jeanne Dugas of Acadia" and "Severine" - (fictitious) women of Acadia.

• Brenda & Alan Jepson - "The Story of the Acadians" (video documentary) and "The Story of the Cajuns" (video documentary)

• Dottie Hutchins - "Acadian Roots, Images of the St. John Valley"

• Brenda Bourgoin - Genealogy resources of the St. John Valley

In addition, several others are scheduled in two-hour time slots to publicly present and sign their works, and share their stories of Acadia.

Come by and explore the many-faceted history of Acadia and its descendants.

For more information, please contact UMFK at 834-7557 or the CMA office at 316-1148.