Sixty people attended our May 12, Mother’s Day Program at the Holy Names Heritage Center in Lake Oswego! Mothers and daughters, friends and family members, and several students from nearby universities filled the hall. The venue was vibrant with potted herbs, hand embroidered tablecloths, and Pride and Prejudice memorabilia decorating each table. Members provided a sumptuous potluck luncheon with entrees to please any palate. Vintage tea cups and a decadent dessert bar added to the festive atmosphere.
Thanks to the generosity of JASNA National, our chapter was able to fly Dr. Lynda Hall up from Chapman University in Orange, California. Her presentation was intelligent and humorous -- the perfect recipe for an enjoyable afternoon. Dr. Hall spoke about marriages in Jane Austen’s time, focusing on Charlotte Lucas Collins and her willingness to sacrifice her intrinsic value for a marriage which provided her with economic security and little else. She was also kind enough to tell us about her week spent with screenwriter Andrew Davies, and to provide us with some interesting tidbits about Colin Firth. She was joined by her parents from the Oregon Coast, and was grateful to be able to spend Mother’s Day with her mother!
~ Kim Higgins, Regional Coordinator
More exciting news regarding the new publication of Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
, co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol. The book has arrived!
- Debbie will be reading at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 15, at Beaverton Powells. There will be a slide show plus the thrilling tale of how the book came to be. Debbie hopes to see many JASNA pals there!
- Debbie and her co-author, Pamela Jane, have guest blogs on (1) Austen Authors: www.austenauthors.com and (2) The Bennet Sisters blog, from Australia: http://thebennetsisters.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/pride-and-prejudice-and-kitties-review-and-author-qa/ . Please check them out, post a comment, pass along to your friends!
- There is also a book giveaway contest, open for entries until May 1. For all the details, please visit the PPK web site at http://prideandprejudiceandkitties.com/.
- And last but not least, there is also a new, fun book trailer! Please check it out below:
And BONUS! The PPK slide show on Huffington Post should go live sometime this week. Wow!