Jane Austen Society of North America 2018 AGM Is Next Week!

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This year the Jane Austen Society of North America proudly presents their 2018 AGM which runs from September 28-30 and will be happening in Kansas City, MO. The theme this year is “Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope” and since our Captain Wentworth was in the navy, the theme is also nautical influenced.

Registration opened on May 9 with the $275 early bird prices good until June 30 after which time the prices will increase to $325 until the event.

The weekend includes workshops, plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and an emporium. Events on  Saturday night will include British pub quiz, a banquet,  a ball as well as a game of whist. Visit here for a full schedule.

For more information, travel, hotels, and other events happening, please visit the AGM’s main page.

 

Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for September 16, 2018

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What’s happening this week in the Janeite and Bronteite universes:

Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for September 9, 2018

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Here are your Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters related links for the week:

Reminder: The 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest ends November 1

2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA, in collaboration with JASNA Southwest, is proud to present submissions to the 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest are now open.

The contest is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students. Per the entry form,”If you are graduating in spring 2018 but were a student during the 2017-18 academic year, you are still eligible.”

The film must be five minutes or less and the entry is free.

Additional information provided by the contest:

AWARDS: Judges will select up to three winners. A “crowd favorite” award will be bestowed on the favorite submission selected by JASNA Southwest members.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

    • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
      place)
    • One-year free membership in JASNA
    • Screening at our December 2018 regional meeting, to be held at Sony Studios in Culver City, California
    • Screening of the winning videos on the JASNA and/or JASNA Southwest website and our YouTube channel

    Contest ends November 1, 2018.

    Visit JASNA Southwest for more information and for the entry form.

Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for September 2, 2018

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Here are your Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters related links for the week: