Have you heard? The registrations are flying in for our December 7th event at the Holy Names Heritage Center. There is still room, if you have not yet registered.
We hope to see you there!
Regional Coordinator of the Oregon/ SW Washington Region,
Jane Austen Society of North America
Ever, Jane has just launched on Kickstarter http://kck.st/1acrpQD.
Ever, Jane is an online role-playing game set in the virtual world of Regency England and the works of Jane Austen. Unlike many multi-player games, it's not about kill or be killed but invite or be invited. Gossip is our weapon of choice. Instead of raids, we will have grand balls. Instead of dungeons, we will have dinner parties.
We have a very basic prototype of the game available, which you can download and play from http://www.everjane.com/download.
We plan to keep the game live during development so that our backers can not only go on playing and watch our development, but also have plenty of input into it.
Ever, Jane is the first game from 3Turn Productions LLC. CEO and founder Judy Tyrer has a long background in gaming working for Ubisoft, Sony Online Entertainment and Linden Lab working on Second Life.
For further information please contact Judy or Annabel on everjane@3Turnproductions.com
The Sunday Readers Group meeting is at the home of Bill Boyd and Marna Tisdel. They could use some help in hosting the meeting. If you could bring a tea pot or folding chairs, please contact Bill at (503) 230-9099
and let him know if you can bring something.
"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
Here is a message from a fellow JASNA member of the Southeastern Virginia region:
Hello! My name is Alethea White-Previs, and I am a member of the Southeastern Virginia chapter of JASNA. I handcraft a set of six Jane Austen ornaments, 3" circular clear ornaments filled with strips cut from Jane's six published novels, one novel per ornament. Each comes with a different colored ribbon on top, based on my impression of that book's hero, as follows:
PRIDE & PREJUDICE - Black, for Mr. Darcy's impeccable style
MANSFIELD PARK - Brown, for Edmund's unassuming air
SENSE & SENSIBILITY - Red, for Colonel Brandon's Army service
PERSUASION - Blue, for Captain Wentworth's Naval service
EMMA - Hunter Green, for Mr. Knightley's fashionable but humble dress
NORTHANGER ABBEY - White, for Mr. Tilney's religious collar
My Dears! Have you heard!? Holy Names Heritage Center is let at last. The Jane Austen Society of North America Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter has taken it for December 7, 2013 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. It is for the celebration of Jane’s 238th birthday and will be a lively event by all accounts. After our delicious pot luck luncheon, during which we shall enjoy harp music provided by AnnaLee Driscoll, we shall adjourn for what will be an interactive, inviting audience participation presentation, titled: "I Want My Mr. Darcy: Using Pride & Prejudice as Bibliotherapy."
Our charming presenters are: Emily Bergman, MLS, Librarian for 36 years ; Alice Bergman, MBS, MA, LPC therapist and a member of the Jane Austen Society since 1977.
There will also be a raffle at the end of the luncheon. Costumes are encouraged but optional.
For more info and how to RSVP for this charming event, please scroll through the flyer below, and check out our 2013 Events page
. For carpooling options, please visit our Carpooling page
Time and Place of November meeting
The November Reading Group meets on November 10 at 1 p.m. at the home of Bill Boyd and Marna Tisdel.
Discussion Topics for 2014
In November we choose the topics for our Reading Group discussions for the following year. Bring your ideas for the 2014 discussions.
In our November reading group we will discuss A Jane Austen Education
by William Deresiewicz. Multiple copies of this book are available in local libraries and it is out in a paperback edition. If you subscribe to audible.com
, it is available as an audio book as well.
Since our discussion will be shortened by the time to pick 2014 discussion topics, we will limit our discussion to chapters 1 and 6 of the book. These cover Emma
and Sense and Sensibility
Debbie Guyol and Bill Boyd will be leading the discussion. We intend to discuss the following questions with reference to each chapter:
- In each chapter of his book Deresiewicz discusses one of Austen's novels and an important lesson he learned from the book. Do you think Austen set out to teach the lesson he described in this chapter? Do you agree with Deresiewicz's theories expressed in this chapter?
- Deresiewicz integrates his life story with his arguments on the lessons each of Austen's novels teaches. Is his story helpful to the points he attempts to make in this chapter?
- How does this chapter work as a defense of Jane Austen's novel against her critics?
- Did reading Jane Austen's novels have a life changing effect on you?
Exciting film updates -- and film stills! -- of the documentary feature film Jane Austen: Overcoming Pride and Prejudice
! Here's the latest, official news from Fuschia Films
Hot off the press, here’s the latest exciting news! Filming has actually started and several interviews have already been filmed, including actor, David Bamber who played a wonderful Mr Collins in the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice.
International composer, Carl Davis, who wrote the musical score for the same production has also been interviewed alongside his wife, actress Jean Boht, who starred in Sue Pomeroy’s acclaimed theatre production which launched the same year. We have other exciting interviews lined up with writers and actors involved in stage and screen productions of Jane Austen’s books.
We have also just released our second teaser for the film on Facebook. This was filmed in gorgeous Bath, where Jane once lived, and will give you a flavour of the famous ‘Netherfield Ball’.
[To view the second teaser, click here at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153208456790048
There is also a new Twitter account especially for the film @JaneAustenFilm
, if you are on Twitter you can receive direct updates from there.
Here's a book recommendation from our Regional Coordinator, Kim Higgins, who recently read a copy of The Intrigue at Highbury
, which is part of the Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries by Carrie Bebris:
"I read it and I LOVED it! It is the first sequel that makes me feel the way Austen's books make me feel. I can't explain it, I just know that I want to read more, and sent away for all the other novels in the series.
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, while traveling, find themselves meeting the characters from Austen's novels, and become embroiled in mysteries. They become quite adept at solving murders."
You can read more about the entire series, plus more at Carrie's website at http://www.carriebebris.com/darcy_mysteries.php
Another successful AGM! Below is a slideshow gallery featuring some of our regional members in wonderful costumes -- and having a wonderful time! If you would like to submit more photos to share with the region, please contact Web Manager Jennifer Snoek-Brown
The Minneapolis AGM began today, September 27, and will go through September 29. The theme, of course, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice
We look forward to hearing back from some of our regional members who attended!
For more about this year's AGM, the main site is here at http://jasna.org/agms/minneapolis/index.html