Library Colloquia Series - Spring Semester 2013
Free and open to the public.
FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.
French Creole Music and Language from the Missouri Mines: 1723-2008
Friday, March 22, 12:15pm
Dennis Stroughmatt, Writer and performer
Cosponsored by Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives
Main Library, North Conference Room (W449), 4th floor, West Wing
Dennis Stroughmatt tells the story of the French Creoles, who founded the Illinois country over three hundred years ago. Along the Wabash and Mississippi River corridors, they remain with their songs, stories and language, which exists much as it did before the arrival of Louis and Clark or the Louisiana Purchase. Stroughmatt is a historian with degrees in history and Quebecois studies, and is a fiddler who travels North America and Europe.