Our inaugural edition of Getting Local With Jane was a big hit–so much so that we received news of a couple of events that will be taking place so soon as to not bear waiting for next week’s edition!
This is a very exciting event:
Meet the cast and director of The Jane Austen Book Club on Tuesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market, Los Angeles (3rd Street and Grove Drive). Maggie Grace, Amy Brenneman, Kathy Baker, and Robin Swicord (screenwriter/director) will greet fans and sign DVDs.
Also, check out the link — jasna.org has an exclusive video clip in which Joan Klingel Ray, Claire Bellanti, and Robin Swicord discuss Jane Austen and her men, including Harris Bigg-Wither.
For those in the Seattle area, Laurel Ann of Austenprose and co-blogging duties at Jane Austen Today will host “An Evening With Jane” in conjunction with KCTS 9 at the Alderwood Barnes & Noble on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
The night will begin with a short introduction to Jane Austen, the inspiration for our series, The Complete Jane Austen, as well as other “prequels, sequels and Austen-inspired publications,” says Laurel Ann. And we will not shy away from the Janeite’s favorite activity: Discussing the history of Jane Austen adaptations, including interpretations of her novels, casting and highlights–and the history of her original book publications.
Questions and discussion by the attendees will be encouraged. Laurel Ann and hosts will be serving complimentary tea and scones, sending guests home with gift packs, and offering a drawing for books and posters.
RSVPs are encouraged–see the link for details.
Tunkhannock (PA) Public Library will host a discussion on “What Makes Pride and Prejudice an Enduring Novel?” on Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads program.
Don’t forget to send us your local Jane Austen events for Getting Local With Jane!