Last RITES

As my residency draws to a close, I am looking forward to the last few RITES that I will perform at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery this weekend. Evidential Rite Saturday, July 28, 12-5pm I’ll spend Saturday afternoon in the main gallery, inviting visitors to participate in this RITE, designed to explore how art speaks to … More Last RITES

Résonance

I’m very excited about the launch of a new on-line literary journal that will focus on Franco-American communities in the United States. Résonance is the brain-child of a group of brilliant Franco-American artists and scholars interested in cultivating a forward-looking sense of community among the U.S.’s French-heritage peoples, and I can’t wait to see how … More Résonance

Le racommodage

I’ve been working on a new performance piece since the beginning of this year, a sort of companion to my show, Piecework: When We Were French, that approaches some of the same themes, but from a more personal perspective. This summer, as I’ve been thinking about how to expand this new piece into a whole, … More Le racommodage

Reading In Montpelier

I’m not French-from-France, nor quebecoise, nor Acadian. I’m Franco-American, like Jack Kerouac. My solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, explored the enduring influence of Franco-American culture in Vermont and New England. But when I’ve performed the show in Canada, where I live, I’ve felt that audiences needed a fuller introduction to the history it … More Reading In Montpelier

Presenting New Work-in-Progress at UMaine

An Evening With Abby Paige Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm Franco-American Center University of Maine, Orono The Franco-American Center at the Orono campus of the University of Maine is an unbelievable resource, for Central Maine and for anyone interested in the French heritage of North America. In addition to the Center’s oral history archive, bibliography of … More Presenting New Work-in-Progress at UMaine

Franco Voices at the ACQS Biennial Conference

I’m pleased to be included in a diverse group of Franco-American writers and performers appearing at this year’s conference of the American Council for Québec Studies (ACQS) in Portland, Maine. This biennial conference brings together Québec scholars from around North America, and organizers saw hosting this year’s gathering in Maine as an opportunity to draw … More Franco Voices at the ACQS Biennial Conference

Anthology of French-Heritage Women

I’m honoured to be included in a new anthology of writings by women of French heritage called, Heliotrope: French-Heritage Women Create. Assembled by Franco-American scholar Rhea Coté Robbins, the volume is being published in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Franco-American Women’s Institute (FAWI) and includes the voices of more than 100 women, including … More Anthology of French-Heritage Women