Franco-American Collection

Book Reading and Discussion - Rhea Côté Robbins, "Down the Plains"

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
USM LAC Room 170
Contact Name: 
James Myall
Contact Phone: 
207-753-6545
Contact Email: 
jmyall@usm.maine.edu

Join us Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 for a book reading and discssion of "Down the Plains", the second memoir by Franco-American author, Rhea Côté Robbins.  

Following on from her first memoir, Wednesday's Child, Robbin's second autobiography chronicles her childhood in Waterville's "Plains" neighborhood - the local equivalent of the Petit Canadas found in so many New England towns.  

Robbins conducts research on French heritage women and their contributions to Franco-American culture as Director of the Franco-American Women's Institute.  In addition to "Down the Plains", she is the author of and editor of "Canuck and Other Stories."

More information on Down the Plains.

Copies of the book can be purchased at the event.

 

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We have new Tuesday evening hours!  Through the end of May, the Collection will be open on Tuesdays until 7:30 pm.  It will usually be closed between 4 and 5 on Tuesdays.

The Collection is generally open Monday-Thursday, from 10am - 4pm, although it will sometimes be closed to accommodate the Coordinator's schedule, especially in the mornings.  Call (753-6545) or e-mail (janet.roberts@maine.edu) before visiting if you wish to confirm that it will be open.

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