Mark your calendar for Saturday September 19, 2020, for our annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc free full-day conference about Joan of Arc, her medieval times, and the French heritage of New Orleans. Plans are still in progress but here’s the news so far:
- New York Times best-selling author David Elliott will be reading from and speaking about his new poem novel, “Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc.” Published in 2019, this remarkable book has generated plenty of buzz — check out this review. If you’d like to shop local, we are working on arrangements with a local book shop to manage orders.
- The 2020 Salon de Jeanne d’Arc WILL be virtual. If the coronavirus climate permits, it MAY ALSO include in-person components for those who feel comfortable gathering. We are planning virtual breakout rooms and other strategies to carry on the full Salon experience of interactive discussion. This will also allow us to involve a wider audience beyond New Orleans.