2019 Special Events
All events are free and open to the public (except Tour Des Atakapas)
Friday, Sept. 13
Poster & Pin Unveiling & opening of Melissa Bonin exhibit of paintings “Songbirds: Nature as Metaphor”
in the A. Hays Town Building from 6-8 p.m., with unveiling at 6:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11
Les femmes et les filles: Female Perspectives in Cajun and Creole Culture Symposium
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
A. Hays Town Building at Hilliard University Art Museum
Our annual symposium is all about les femmes and their contributions to our musical heritage this year!
Here's the full schedule:
9-10:15 a.m. Depictions of Women in Cajun and Creole Music Lyrics Panel with Dr. Barry Ancelet (moderator), Kristi Guillory Munzing and Kelli Jones
10:30-11:45 a.m. Women Who Do the Work: Women Folklorists Panel with Conni Castille (moderator), Marcia Gaudet, Maida Owens and Carolyn Ware
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch from Porch, Wine and Gravy (advance registration required via UL Press)
1:15.-2:15 p.m. Ô Malheureuse: Poetry Reading moderated by Ashlee Wilson Michot
2:30-3:30 p.m. Women Song Collectors: 1900-Present Panel with Ann Savoy (moderator), Marcie Lacouture and Barry Ancelet
3:30-4:30 p.m. Songbirds at the Museum: A Poetry and Painting Crawl with artist Melissa Bonin
4:30 p.m. Women’s Charivari with Sarah Mikayla Brown & Lian Cheramie to Festival Opening & Official Cutting of the Boudin at Girard Park
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles opening & cutting of the boudin at 5 p.m., followed by Friday Night Fais Do Do until 9 p.m. in Girard Park.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Tour Des Atakapas race & duathlon starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending with a post-race party in Girard Park.
Sunday, Oct. 13
French Mass at 9 a.m. and final day of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Girard Park and "Songbirds" exhibit at A. Hays Town Building.