The Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana, will host author, Dennis Ward, who present his two novels, Mademoiselle Gigi and Madame Gigi, published by the University of Louisiana Press, August 12th, from 5p-8p, during art walk.
French-born, Gisèle “Gigi” Carriton, lived in south Louisiana for over sixty years. After barely surviving the holocaust, Gigi married a Cajun soldier in Paris and later immigrated to Louisiana. In the ‘60s and 1970s, Madame Gigi was the proprietor of the infamous, Parisian-style, cabaret nightclub, Chez Gisèle. Gigi’s life was an emotional roller coaster that takes the reader on a page-turning journey from pure joy and laughter to despair and tears. Her indomitable spirit will inspire and capture your heart.
Also on the night of August 12th at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, the cast from Ward’s new original play, Finding Nelson Mandela, will perform a scene twice in the atrium. The event is free and open to the public.