Getting Local With Jane: Weekend in New England Edition


(Yes, that is a Barry Manilow reference in the title, if you were wondering.)

A few days late, but better than never, we present our weekly (if we have them) roundup of listings of local events of interest to Jane Austen fans. These events might not be local for you, but hang in there, for someday you might see YOUR town on the listing.

September 5-7, 2008, Hyde Park, Vermont: The Governor’s House will sponsor a Jane Austen Weekend themed around Persuasion. Activities include book discussions, a talk on “Jane Austen’s Time,” and a quiz over brunch. Prices start at $295 for singles and include meals and lodging–quite a deal! If that weekend is bad for you, there are some other dates planned, and it looks like they’ll be doing a P&P-themed weekend next year. Check out the link above for all the details.

September 8, Coshocton, Ohio: The Coshocton Public Library will have a book discussion on Sense and Sensibility at 7 p.m. (The article says Sept. 7, but it also says Monday, so we’re guessing they mean Sept. 8.)

Let us know about your local Austen-related events and we’ll be happy to list them.