2019 Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing

Bronte Parsonage Museum CWW Festival

The Brontë Parsonage Museum has announced the release of festival passes for the 2019 Bronte Festival of Women’s Writing. The festival takes place this year at the museum on September 20 – 22. Tickets are £ 25 until August 30th and then they are £ 40. The pass allows entry to the following events:

Various other events include separate bookings. These are:

For more information, visit the festival’s website.

2019 Jane Austen Festival is Looking for Volunteers!

If you’re heading to the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville this weekend, the planning committee needs you! The Festival is looking for volunteers in the following capacities:

Set Up 4:30-7:00 pm

Set Up 4:30-7:00 pm
Ticket Gate 5:00-6:30 pm
Ticket Gate 6:30-7:30 pm
Ticket Gate 7:30-8:30 pm

Laborer (NEED 1 person- great job for significant others!) 10:00am-2:00pm, with several breaks
Janeite Boutique- Sales 3:00-5:00 pm

Laborer (NEED 1 person- great job for significant others!) 10:00am-2:00pm, with several breaks
Kitchen Helper (NEED 1 person- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP 10:30am-1:00pm
Ticket Gate 3:00-5:00pm
Kitchen Helper (NEED 2 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP) 3:30-5:45pm
Tea Room Server (NEED 2 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP) 3:30-5:45pm,serves during the Children’s Tea
Kitchen Helper-Wash/pack tea cups and pots (NEED 3 people) 4:30-6:00pm
Clean Up (NEED LOTS OF HELP) 5:00-8:00pm (hopefully done sooner!)

You can find more information on available positions and times at the volunteer page. There are also job descriptions as well as what will be expected of you. Don’t forget to include your email address and phone number when signing up!

All volunteers are required to attend the volunteer training session on  Thursday,  July 11th from 7-8 pm. Training will be held at Locust Grove (location of the festival) in the Audubon Room. Please email our Volunteer Coordinators ASAP if you cannot attend.

PerksFREE admission to the festival on the day(s) you volunteer and access to the Hospitality Room (excluding Friday, July 12th, evening).

Have fun!

Tickets for the 2019 Jane Austen Festival in Bath Are Now On Sale!

Jane Austen Festival in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath is pleased to announce that tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 festival! The festival, which runs from September 13 – 22, includes a Regency costume promenade, summer ball, lectures, and a market for which to buy treats and trinkets. Tickets can be purchased online at the Bath Box Office. Events are individually ticketed so please be mindful when you purchase your tickets.

For us non-UK folk, tickets are obtained either via email, your phone, or direct from the box office. They do not send tickets overseas. Tickets are available, but in limited supply, the day of the events.

For more information on the festival, bookings, hotel options, and more, please visit the festival website at https://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/.

Call for Papers for AGM 2020


JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites those to submit papers based on AGM 2020 theme, “Jane Austen’s Juvenilia: Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution.” The papers should address Austen’s work from 1787 (when she was 11) to 1783 (when she was 17). They do, however, also accept works based on Lady Susan.

From the AGM coordinators, “We request submissions that explore how Austen engages with the world around her in her early writings, including influences from the Age of Reason, Romanticism in the popular culture of her time, and the Revolution of ideas that swept through Europe during the 18th century. We also hope to discuss her early stories for their pure entertainment value.”

To get you started, the AGM has thoughtfully put together a list of questions for you to get the juices flowing for your paper:

  • Did the social and political background of revolutionary war in America and France, along with questions of sovereignty and human rights, influence Austen’s teenage writing?
  • Did changing ideas about education and women’s roles appear to have influenced her childhood works?
  • Did Austen engage with the Romantic period in literature and art? How did contemporary novels influence her teenage writings?
  • How is the exuberance of Austen’s early writings present, although perhaps in suppressed form, in her mature novels?
  • Austen’s unique narrative voice is apparent in even the briefest fragments from Austen’s three volumes of juvenilia. How does her author’s voice evolve over time?
  • We know Austen herself valued her early works, as she kept them throughout her life. As the study of juvenilia gains recognition in academia, how do her youthful writings compare to other teenage art?
  • We picture young Jane Austen reading her works aloud to amused family and friends. Do these works stand on their own as entertaining fiction, or are they best viewed as apprenticeship work for the mature novels?
  • Does Lady Susan form a bridge between Austen’s teenage writings and the novels that she produced later in her life, or does it stand alone in Austen’s published works?
  • How did Austen use the epistolary form in Lady Susan, and how might this provide insight into early versions of her novels, such as First Impressions? And what are we to make of this wicked main character?

Submission deadline is October 12, 2019.

You can fnd more information on submission date and materials required at http://jasna.org/agms/cleveland/call-for-papers.html.

And don’t forget, CLEVELAND ROCKS!


Jane Austen and Bronte Movies Currently Streaming For July 2019

Mansfield Park 1999

Netflix added Bridget Jones’ Baby. 


  • Becoming Jane
  • Bridget Jones’ Baby
  • Emma (1996)
  • The Jane Austen Book Club


Amazon Prime

Amazon Purchase