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Author Reading: Threads in the Acadian Fabric by Simone Poirier-Bures

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Author Reading: Threads in the Acadian Fabric by Simone Poirier-Bures

Threads in the Acadian Fabric is a historical memoir that tells the story of the author’s paternal family, her line of ancestors that stretches back to the first Poirier who arrived from France and settled in Port Royal in the 1640s. Poirier-Bures places the lives of each ancestor in the context of the political and historical events of the time, thus providing insight into the collective Acadian experience as well as that of individual families.   

Simone Poirier-Bures is the author of two works of fiction, Candyman and Nicole, both of which have Acadian themes; and a memoir of Greece, That Shining Place, which won the 1996 Evelyn Richardson Award. Her essays and stories have appeared in more than 30 literary magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, England, and Australia. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Poirier-Bures now lives in Virginia.  She taught writing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for 24 years and is now retired. 


October 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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