Congrats are in order to Alice Davenport, a regional member from Eugene!
Alice recently contributed a chapter on 18th-century landscape architecture in the book Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (Lehigh/Rowman&Littlefield, 2013), edited by Natasha Duquette and Elisabeth Lenckos. Her chapter is entitled "An Adaptable Aesthetic: Eighteenth-Century Landscapes, Ann Radcliffe, and Jane Austen.”
If any members are particularly interested in this topic and would like to contact Alice, please contact Kim (see our Contacts page) for her personal email address.
You can read more about the book, plus a table of contents, at the Jane Austen in Vermont website by clicking here.
Just a reminder that it is time for our third annual New Member Meeting! This meeting is intended for all members who have joined within the past year or two, as well as anyone who would like to attend to get to know the new members better. We usually have no more than a dozen people attending, so it is the ideal setting in which to become better acquainted.
When? Sunday, April 6th at 1:00 pm
Where? At the home of Deborah Eley, NE Portland
At the meeting, we will discuss Mansfield Park, the subject of this year's AGM in Montreal. Please come with questions and comments. No advanced preparation is required. I hope to see you there!
~ Kim Higgins, Regional Coordinator
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 directly.
Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, published earlier this spring and co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol, has been garnering good reviews -- of the book as well as the website! Check out all the news & reviews here at the Pride and Prejudice and Kitties web site at http://prideandprejudiceandkitties.com/news-and-reviews/ .
”If you’re a Jane Austen fan, or a fan of furries, you’re going to fall in love with this book…Janeites will love the photos that include little head-nods to other Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen references – such as the Jane Austen for Dummies book in one photo and the Jane Austen figurine in another. Finding these throughout was a joy.”
Here are some in memoriam messages from JASNA members, sharing personal memories of Anna Quillan, a longtime JASNA member who recently passed away. If you would like to contribute more personal memories of Anna, please click the add comment link at the bottom of this post to share your thoughts.
~ Anna was the greatest. ~
~ I send my heart-felt condolences to the family. Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting Anna Quillan, the shared love of Jane Austen shows me that she is an exceptional person. ~
~ I was so sorry to hear of this sad news. I do remember Ana languishing on our sofa here at home as Lady Bertram when we had a dress as your favorite character. ~
~ Oh, such sad news. I will miss her sense of humor so very much... Such a loss to our group.
Our thoughts are with her family who must miss her a great deal. She was always such a delight to me.
I remember one of our conversations went something like this:
Robin: "So Anna, I heard you attended the AGM up in Vancouver... "
Anna: "I did. I couldn't tell you a thing about it, but I know I went."
(You see, she knew her memory was slipping, and she just went along with how things
were going to be as she got older. She seemed a little amused by it all!) ~
We just received the news that our long-time friend and life-time Janite, Anna Quillan, has passed away. Anna's family asked that information about the funeral service be forwarded to JASNA chapter members who may wish to attend. Because Anna was the chapter secretary for many years, many of you will remember her enthusiasm and wonderful sense of humor.
Anna's service will be this Friday, May 24, at 1:00 pm, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland). A church parking lot is across the street. The link to Google Maps is here at http://goo.gl/maps/bIXKK.
Here's a link to the Huffington Post blog post and slideshow, "Pride and Prejudice and Kitties," written by the book's authors Debbie Guyol and Pamela Jane: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-jane-/pride-and-prejudice-and-k_b_3102990.html
Also, a reminder that Debbie will be presenting on PPK at Broadway Books in NE Portland on May 7 at 7:00 pm, for any interested eastsiders or others.
More exciting news regarding the new publication of Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol. The book has arrived!
And BONUS! The PPK slide show on Huffington Post should go live sometime this week. Wow!
More exciting updates about the upcoming title, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol. First of all, April 8 is the official publication date. And there is a new and updated web site dedicated to the book, at http://prideandprejudiceandkitties.com/.
There are also two regional book readings to celebrate this new title:
There is much more info available on the site, including Austen Links, Kitty Links, How to Photograph a Cat, and a Photo Gallery!