Author Susan Poulin, weaving together performance, reflection, and humor into a dynamic presentation, will explore the joys and challenges of giving our traditionally “silent minority” a voice on the stage and page in the third event of the 2021 Zoom series from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, March 8, presented by the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine. Submitted photo

Author Susan Poulin, weaving together performance, reflection, and humor into a dynamic presentation, will explore the joys and challenges of giving our traditionally “silent minority” a voice on the stage and page in the third event of the 2021 Zoom series from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, March 8, presented by the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine. Poulin says, “We all operate from a place of intersectional identities. I am a Franco-American woman, born and raised in Maine. I continue to reside in Maine, carving out a living as a writer and performer. Being Franco-American is one of the lenses through which I see the world. Without that lens, things would be out of focus. I would be out of focus.”

For more information or to register, contact Denis Ledoux, the FAC board’s Program Chair at [email protected] or the FAC’s archivist, Anna Faherty at [email protected] or by phone (207) 753-6545.

Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” award winning writer and performer Susan Poulin is a leader in bringing a female voice to New England storytelling and humor. She is the author of eleven plays, six of which feature her alter ego, Ida LeClair, “the funniest woman in Maine.” Susan writes the popular Maine humor blog and podcast, Just Ask Ida, and is the author of Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Living the Good Life and The Sweet Life: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love and Marriage published by Islandport Press. Check out her TEDxPortsmouth Talk at www.poolyle.com/

The final event of our spring 2021 series, “The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages with Fabrice Jaumont,” will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 20.

There is no fee for the programs. All programs are archived at https://video.maine.edu/channel/Franco-American%2BCollection%2BSpring%2B2021%2BEvent%2BSeries/203286583 and can be viewed at your leisure. A full listing of The Franco-American Collection’s 2020-2021 programs is also available there.


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