Ashlee Wilson Michot



Ashlee Wilson Michot is a Ville Platte native and French teacher at Beau Chêne High School. She is the creator of the Prairie des Femmes blog and editor of Ô Malheureuse, a first of its kind collection of modern Louisiana womens’ writings in French. In her free time, she journals, takes photographs, transcribes Louisiana French, and is a musician with Soul Creole. She and her husband Louis raise three sons together in the Prairie des Femmes.




12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Book Talk
Ô Malheureuse: French Writings by Louisiana Women

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Ô Malheureuse

Ô Malheureuse is a first of its kind collection of Louisiana women's French language writings, including song, poem, and prose. Inspired by the phrase “Ô malheureuse!” or “Oh unhappy woman," commonly found in the lyrics of traditional south Louisiana Cajun song, this collection is an intuitive and unselfconscious look at some of the women who are writing in Louisiana French now.  It is produced in an effort to provide more art and dialogue in the local language, and to bring balance to a temporary imbalance in the public voice of women in Louisiana French literature for current and future generations of Louisiana French speakers. 


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