Salon de Jeanne d’Arc [fr]
The Annual "Salon de Jeanne d’Arc" is all about Joan of Arc, her life, and current French culture in New Orleans. On Saturday, September 17th 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Loyola University, the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc will host their 7th annual fall conference “The Salon de Jeanne d’Arc” in partnership with the Loyola University New Orleans Office of Mission & Ministry and Medieval Studies Program.
Complimentary cultural presentations begin with a “Fast French” unconventional language workshop taught by l’Alliance Française and Ecole Bilingue followed by beignets & café au lait and a panel discussion with French natives in New Orleans sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce and Sodexo Catering.
Visiting author Dr. Kelly DeVries will give a keynote lecture based on his book Joan of Arc: Military Leader. The Monumental Task Committee will present ways that locals can get involved in supporting the re-gilding of the Joan of Arc statue in the French Quarter. A new play in development, “The Mermaid of Orleans”, written by Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc captain Amy Kirk Duvoisin, will be showcased with a staged reading of select scenes as the final presentation of the day.
Attendees can drop in at any time between 9:30 and 4:45 p.m. to learn more about the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, meet seasoned krewe members and leaders, and learn more about the 9th annual Joan of Arc Parade, to be held January 6, 2017, on Joan of Arc’s birthday.
Visit www.joanofarcparade.org for a full schedule of the Salon de Jeanne d’Arc and other events hosted by the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc For more information, interviews, photos, and details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.