If you have not experienced the delight of hearing poet Darrell Bouque read his own words – here is your chance – for when you attend a reading by Bourque, the reading itself serves as a journey into the work, and as a result, you the listener obtains greater insight, and fuller understanding.
On Saturday, June 18, from 3-5 p.m., NUNU Arts and Culture Collective has the privilege of hosting a public reading, by Bourque, from his newest collection of poems, “Where I Waited.”
Bourque is a former Louisiana Poet Laureate, the winner of the James Rivers Prize for Promotion of Louisiana Culture and recipient of the Louisiana Book Festival Writer Award. He is also the founder and co-director of The Amede Ardoin Project, a fundraising endeavor to raise money for commission of a statue to honor the Creole musician.
His works include In Ordinary Light, Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie, as well as, “if you abandon me, comment je vas faire: an Amede Ardoin Songbook.
Joining Bourque are authors Dayana Stetco and J. Bruce Fuller, who will each read from their recent works. Stetco will read from “The Falling,” a trilogy of plays, and Fuller from “The Dissenter’s Ground,” a 2016 published collection of work.
Fuller is also editor and publisher of Yellow Flag Press, and is currently a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.
Students of French wishing to socialize with other area French language students, and just have fun – are invited to attend NUNU Arts and Culture Collective’s La Table Jeunesse, a 3-5 p.m., last Sunday “meet up” for young French speakers.
Whether immersion or second-language, it makes no difference. Here all are practitioners of French, and all French is good French. As meetings progress, participants – you – will have input on games to be played, activities to devise, those things you wish to do – and of course – en français.
Ages 7-17 invited. La Table Jeunesse will be conducted in age appropriate groupings. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Joining students for these first meetings will be Candide Wyble, who hosts the weekly Village Gaulois, a French language journey through the traditions of the French ancestors, the Gauls. Every three months, the “Indomitable Gauls” suit up in their best Gaulish warrior, craftsman, farmer, bard or druidic costume to gauloisement party for “Les Nuits Gauloises.”
For more information on La Table Jeunesse email [email protected]