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
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
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
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
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