July 23, 2017: Summer Reading Group Discussion of Matters at Mansfield

Last year’s summer Reading Group session on Carrie Bebris’ first Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery, Pride and Prescience was a really remarkable experience. With the author present, we were able to ask her directly about the choices she made in developing the plot; in employing Austen characters for her own purposes; in adding new characters. Carrie’s answers gave us valuable insights into her creative process. This coming summer we skip to Carrie’s fourth Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery, in which Henry Crawford, with his usual devastating effect, meets Anne de Burgh; and Mr. and Mrs. Darcy hasten to the rescue at Mansfield Park.

The meeting will be held on July 23rd from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (aarive at 2pm) at Eilanna Price’s home, 2334 Lostwood Court in Xenia. Map and directions here. Mariah Busher will lead the discussion.

September 16, 2017: Carrie Bebris Gives Talk to Commemorate Austen's Death

Carrie Bebris will present a talk entitled “Celebrating Jane Austen.”

                                                        Saturday, September 16, from 1-3pm

                              Community Room of newly remodeled Dayton Metro Library Main Branch

                                                (120 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton OH 45402)

The event will be a celebration of Austen’s life and work. Carrie’s talk will describe Austen's path to publication in a period when women were discouraged from writing professionally and novels were considered lowbrow entertainment. Carrie will also talk about how she recreates Austen's Regency England in her own novels.

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