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Frédérique Hébrard and Louis Velle will present a lecture in French at UMass Dartmouth November 12

The Boivin Center for French Language and Culture presents French author and actress, Frédérique Hébrard and her French actor husband, Louis Velle. They will speak about their lives and achievements on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

The Boivin Center for French Language and Culture proudly presents the first program of the 2008-2009 season. The best-selling French author and actress, Frédérique Hébrard and her French actor husband, Louis Velle will speak about their lives and achievements on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in the Browsing Area of the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth.  The lecture, in French, will begin at 7:00 PM. A reception sponsored by the French Consulate General of Boston will follow the lecture as well as a book signing.

Frédérique Hébrard was born in Paris, the daughter of one of France's most distinguished writers, André Chamson, a member of the prestigious French Academy.  She married Louis Velle, one of France's most notable actors, and they have three children:  Nicholas, a movie producer; Catherine, a director for Marie Claire in Paris and François, a writer and actor.

Frédérique Hébrard is the best-selling novelist of over twenty books, including Esther Mazel and Les Chataigniers.  She received the prestigious Grand Prix du roman from the French Academy in 1987 for her novel, Le Harem.  She and her husband have also collaborated on two novels, Comment ne pas épouser un milliardaire and La Demoiselle de Avignon.  She has penned scripts for numerous TV movies and has appeared in some of these movies as well.

Louis was born in Paris and his career as an actor in numerous movies and on TV has spanned more than four decades.  Some of his credits include: La Meilleure Part, Le Permis de Conduire, Les Anges, and Quand La Ville S'Eveille. He has also written, produced, and appeared on various TV movies, some of them based on his wife's novels including Un Mari, C'est un Mari.

This extraordinary event is open to the public, free of charge. Parking is available in parking lot 13. For questions, please e-mail, Prof Mel Yoken, director of the Boivin Center at myoken@umassd.edu.
 

Author:  "Mel Yoken"
Date:  28-Oct-2008
Department:   Cultural

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