February 12, 2017: Reading Group Discussion of Mansfield Park

Gather together for tea, snacks, and some lively discussion of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.

 


March 12, 2017: Reading Group Discussion of Mansfield Park

Gather together for tea, snacks, and some lively discussion of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.

 


April 23, 2017: Claire Bellanti visit and talk at Patterson House

Claire Bellanti is the current president of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and she is coming to visit and talk to our region about circulating libraries in the 18th century:

“’You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s:’ Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time” is an illustrated talk about an 18th century social institution that was very important to Jane Austen in her own life and her fiction, the Circulating Library. It provides a brief history of the circulating library, and includes citations from Austen’s novels and letters to explain the centrality of the circulating library and other forms of sharing books in Regency England."

This event is funded in part by JASNA. Along with the talk, we will have tea at the Patterson House. The event will be in the afternoon. More details coming soon!

 


May 6, 2017: "Friends of Jane Austen" event at Glendower

The Glendower Historic Mansion is hosting a "Friends of Jane Austen" event featuring people portraying Austen characters/readings, refreshments, lawn games, and tours of the historic mansion. There will also be "dance demos" and "bonnet making demos".

See their website for more details (as of this posting their information is from last year's event).

Date/Time: May 6, 2017 from 12p-5p. 
Cost: $20.00 if you are not a volunteer who has been placed BEFORE the event. Advance tickets will not go on sale for awhile, but they will be available online.
Call for volunteers: If you would be interested in portraying a character or volunteering, please contact Cheri Brinkman by email or phone cheribrinkman1@gmail.com 513-932-3731. As of now we will need period bakers, assts. for lawn games, one or two GOOD actors/actresses (must have theatre experience!!), dance assts. (must have period dance experience).

 


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