October 3 – April 10, 2022
- Sundays with Jane Eyre (Virtual)
October 5 – 7
- Obstinate Headstrong Girls (Virtual)
October 13 – November 17
October 15 – 17
- JASNA AGM (US)
It’s that time of year again that many Janeites most look forward to: the yearly AGM!
This year it will be held in Chicago, sponsored by the JASNA – Greater Chicago Area. The theme is Jane Austen in the Arts.
From the website:
Each of Jane Austen’s novels features the arts in some form—from the domestic female accomplishments of playing an instrument, singing, and drawing as practiced by Emma Woodhouse, to the elaborate but private preparations for a performance of Lover’s Vows in Mansfield Park, to the public concert at the Assembly Rooms in Persuasion. We invite you to explore and experience this fascinating topic in the beautiful, exciting surroundings of the city of Chicago.
This year’s plenary speakers are:
- Gillian Dow, former executive director of Chawton House
- Devoney Looser, Austen scholar and author of The Making of Jane Austen
- Desmond Shawe-Taylor, surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures since 2005
- Maestro Stephen Alltop and Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg will delight us with a concert that features compositions mentioned in Austen’s writing during the Sunday brunch
Registration is $299 for the attendee with a surcharge of $209 if you bring a companion.
For more information, visit the AGM’s website.
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Inspired by her deep dive into all things Jane, creator Janet Saidi wants to “…convene a lively conversation around the stories of this iconic novelist, and to uncover the unexpected themes that are hiding in plain sight and have so much relevance to our complicated lives today.” Her essays have tackled topics such as discussions an Austen biographer Claire Tomalin; how Jane would handle being on The Bachelorette; and What Michelle Obama and Lizzy Bennet Both Know.
One of the big downsides of the lockdown has been the inability to meet with friends, old and new, at events. Thankfully, a lot of concerts, plays, and movies have have gone virtual to fill that gap.
With that in mind, a great event is coming up sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania JASNA region.
Behold! Jane Austen Mystery Theater!
On September 11 from 3P – 5P EST, twelve actors will read through Jane Austen inspired plays. Here’s the mystery: only the actors will know what play or character they are doing before they preform. But! There will be no rehearsal or walk through. They will be going in stone cold.
If you’ve every had your heart on becoming a thespian, look no further! The organizers are looking for volunteers to preform. When you register for the event, and the event is free, you’ll have the chance to volunteer.
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Sundays with Jane Eyre (Virtual)
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