Salon de Jeanne d’Arc 2020

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc 2020 Saturdays noon-2 p.m. central time, Sept. 19 New York Times best-selling author poetry reading and lecture David Elliott, Voices Sept. 26 presented by Thomas Martin, Ph.D. Loyola University Medieval Studies the medieval poetry of Christine de Pizan Oct. 3 author Father Michael Cerrone on Joan of Arc 100 years of sainthood

The 2020 Salon de Jeanne d’Arc annual free conference will be a 3-part webinar series, on Saturdays from noon – 2 p.m. central time, Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Scroll down for the full schedule and links to join the webinars.  You will be able to join via Zoom or view it on Facebook Live.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 12:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time Zone

Streaming link for Saturday Sept. 19

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott

New York Times best-selling children’s author David Elliott will read selected poems and discuss the story behind his award-winning book of poetry, “Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc,” published in 2019. Using medieval poetry forms, Elliott’s poems speak with a contemporary voice that not only brings Joan’s story to life but also lends modern insight to timeless struggles of gender and speaking truth to power. 

Speaking with the Artists

The 2020 Joan of Art juried exhibition runs through Sept. 30 at Airiodante Gallery in the New Orleans Arts District.  In this panel discussion, meet some of the selected artists as they share their inspiration and experience painting St. Joan. This year’s Salon poster (above) features one of the selected paintings, by Saegan Swanson.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH 12:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time Zone

Streaming link for Saturday Sept. 26

Medieval Poetess Christine de Pizan, by Thomas Martin, Ph.D.  With dramatic readings in French and English by Loyola students Ella Cogerino, Lucinda Ealey, Madeline Moore and Peyton Rome

Loyola Medieval Studies faculty Thomas Martin will discuss Christine de Pizan, a court poet and Europe’s first female professional writer.  An outspoken defender of women, de Pizan was highly regarded in her own time for her prose writings on politics, philosophy and humanism as well as her poetry. Loyola students will do a dramatic reading of her poem “The Tale of Joan of Arc,” penned just a few days after the coronation of Charles VII at the height of Joan’s triumph.


SATURDAY OCT. 3RD 12:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time Zone

Streaming link for Saturday Oct. 3

For God and Country by Father Michael Cerrone

Father Michael Cerrone, author of “For God and Country: The Heroic Life and Martyrdom of Saint Joan of Arc” starts our 11th annual salon by discussing how Joan of Arc’s strong piety and patriotism were intertwined and how these formed her lasting legacy. What is her legacy 600 years after her birth and 100 years after her canonization, and what can we still learn from her today?

Krewe update by Captains Amanda Helm and Antoinette de Alteriis

Krewe news, Q&A and a preview of our contingency plans for the 2020-2021 parade season as we adjust to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.