Society will host presentation on writing Franco-American memoir

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AUBURN — The Maine Franco-American Genealogy Society will hold its fall meeting on Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Auburn Public Library’s Androscoggin Community Room.

The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will include election of officers and board members. After the meeting, the public is invited to attend the presentation, which will begin shortly after 11. There is no charge.

Denis Ledoux will speak on writing his newest book, “We Were Not Spoiled, A Franco-American Memoir.”

“Memoirs have become the people’s voice,” said Ledoux of the new memoir he ghostwrote with his mother, Lucille Verreault Ledoux. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented explosion of memoir writing in which ordinary people claim a spot in history.”

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Ledoux should know. He has been helping people to write memoirs since 1988.

“We Were Not Spoiled” chronicles the life of a Maine girl from 1921 through to 1951. Raised in a small industrial city, Lucille Ledoux’s life is typical of many Maine Francos of her generation, and as such, according to David Soucy, marketing assistant at the Memoir Network, is an important addition to the understanding of life in Maine’s ethnic communities in the last century.

To learn about other Memoir Network programs and services, call the Memoir Network at 207-353-5454.

The MFGS Library is at 217 Turner St. on the second floor of Fortin Funeral Home. Visit www.simplesite.com for more information.

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