The New Orleans launch of the book Acadie Then and Now: A People's History will be at the Downriver Festival, Saturday, September 13, 10am – 5pm, at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Book director Warren Perrin is available to do interviews! For media inquiries and interview requests, contact Jonathan Barnes, 504-897-6110, email@example.com or Warren Perrin, 337-501-3049 or 337-233-5832
This book, edited by Mr. Perrin and including his original contributions, is a collection of 65 articles by 55 authors on the Acadians and Cajuns living today in the American states of Louisiana, Texas, and Maine who can trace their history back to an original French settlement in today's Nova Scotia in 1605. The collection provides the readers with new insights on the past, present, and future of the Acadian descendants from all the Acadies of the world.
Warren A. Perrin was born near Erath, LA and currently resides in Lafayette. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Law and is an attorney with the firm of Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez, and Ouellet. He served as President of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) from 1994 to 2010 and an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the founder of the Acadian Museum of Erath and is the author of six books dealing with French culture, including Acadian Redemption (2004), the first biography of an Acadian exile. In 2007, Perrin was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and in 2012 he was named chairman of the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
All profits from the book will be donated to 22 Acadian museums located in 3 different countries.
Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History is available for order at www.acadianmuseum.com, www.andrepontprinting.com or by request to firstname.lastname@example.org.