Tracking down Francophones across America

Tracking down Francophones across America

An illustrated, bilingual reading with Professor Dean Louder.

Press release from the Morrin Centre

Quebec City, June, 2013 – For over three decades, author Dean Louder has travelled across the continent unearthing stories of Francophones in America. Voyages et rencontres en Franco-Amérique is a collection of essays in words and pictures on eight pilgrimages he has made throughout the US and Canada during which he met Acadians, French Canadians, Cajuns, Creoles, and even a few Quebecers in what he calls Franco-America.

The Morrin Centre will host his first bilingual presentation during which he will discuss the traces of French-Canadian settlements across the continent. Reading from his book and sharing photos from his travels, Louder will tell the stories of these little-known communities while illustrating the fact that Francophones here in Quebec are not the only French speakers to whom their roots, history and heritage are important in an ever-growing global society.

Born in Utah, Louder moved to Quebec City in 1971 where he taught geography at Université Laval until 2003. An active retiree, he is the author of three books published by Septentrion, as well as an online blog about his travels. Don’t miss this event on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Morrin Centre. Admission is free. To reserve, please contact us at 418-694-9147 or

About the Morrin Centre
The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchange and offers a wide range of activities including library services, guided tours, readings by prominent authors, writing workshops, a writers’ festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

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