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Regional member and author Collins Hemingway will doing another lecture in our area, at the Cornelius Public Library for a lecture and reading on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. He will be reading from his new novel, The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.
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A couple of deadlines coming up for local Jane Austen events:
Sunday, May 1: Send an email to our JASNA ORSWWA Regional coordinator, Margaret Christmann at email@example.com, if you are interested in sitting with other regional members to attend the play, Emma, that will be put on at the Bag and Baggage Theater in Hillsboro. Member Pauline Beard will be doing a talk before the performances on Friday, May 20th and 27th. If you want to sit with other members of our group, send Margaret an e-mail by May 1st and note which day you want to attend. Margaret will then buy tickets together for the shows.
Friday, May 6: The registration deadline for our annual spring tea on May 14. Feel free to invite a friend to join us. Our speaker has an interesting topic in Lending Libraries, and you can find out more about the program and the speaker here on our 2016 Events page.
The annual spring tea and luncheon will be held on May 14, 2016, with speaker Claire Bellanti. Costumes welcome but not required. A Raffle will be held to benefit our Tribute Grant fund ~ delightful books, tea, & treats!
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Program: You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time
Speaker: Ms. Claire Bellanti, JASNA National President
Reservations: Reservations are required for this event. Please note that the date to register is May 6. Registration fee is $15.00 per person. Students may attend for free, but must make a reservation. (Send a copy of student ID in lieu of registration fee.)
Contact: To register or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open for “Jane Austen Day 2016” in Philadelphia. ‘Emma: 200 Years of Perfection” will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Join the JASNA Eastern Pennsylvania Region or a day celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Emma in Philadelphia, the city that first published Emma in the United States.
All the details, program of events, and registration info can be found online here at http://www.jasnaeastpa.org/jaday.html
From the JASNA New York Metropolitan Region:
Jane Austen may not have visited the learned halls of Vassar College (founded in 1861), but we may now do so in her honor. Famous Vassar College alumni include such luminaries as Jean Webster (author of Daddy-Long-Legs and great-niece of Samuel Clemens), poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay, actresses Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Lisa Kudrow, and Anne Hathaway, as well as "Carney Sibley" of Maud Hart Lovelace's Carney's House Party.
While we won't be garnering daisy chains (one of Vassar's oldest traditions), we will be visiting Vassar's Taylor Hall Auditorium and its Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Our program will include:
You can read more about costs, travel, and more online at http://www.jasnany.org/pdf/Vassar%20Info.pdf and at the JASNA New York Metropolitan Region website at http://www.jasnany.org/.
The Jane Austen Summer Program is excited to announce its 2016 symposium, "Mansfield Park and Its Afterlives", co-directed by UNC's James Thompson and Inger Brody.
The fourth annual event will take place June 16-19, 2016, in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
For more information about the program, please visit http://janeaustensummer.org.
Our first meeting of the year will be held at Alexandra Guerra's house on Sunday January 10, 2016. The topic will be the Pleasures and Dangers of Bath, presented by Margaret Harshbarger. Hope to see you there!
~ Margaret Christmann, Regional Coordinator
Our November meeting will be held on Sunday, November 8, at 1:00 pm at the Hillsboro Main Library. Please R.S.V.P. to host Marva and let her know if you can bring a treat. Contact us if you need to get in touch with the host.
The reading group theme for November 8 will be "Jane Austen’s Comments to Women," and we will also be selecting themes for the 2016 reading group meetings.
For a lovely array of photos from our 2015 event, "Undressing Mr. Darcy," please visit our Facebook page and photo album of the event!
Don't forget to register for the JASNA spring program on Saturday, April 18th! Come join us as we "Undress Mr. Darcy" and learn about Regency fashion. RSVP with our Regional Coordinator Kim Higgins, who is the registrar for this program; email her at the email@example.com email address.
More details can be found on our 2015 Events page. Carpooling info can be found on our Carpooling page.
We hope to see you there!
Welcome to the web site of the Oregon & SW Washington Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). We are a friendly and active group dedicated to the appreciation of Jane Austen's life and works.