We are very excited about the upcoming Jane Austen Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, celebrating Jane Austen’s “More than 15 minutes of fame!” (Andy Warhol was from Pittsburgh.) It’s kind of a mini-AGM, with a great mix of interesting and learned speakers and fun! And of course there will be a ball!
The plenary speakers are Joan Klingel Ray, Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield; breakout sessions include author Gaelen Foley, period gardening expert Carol Chernega, period dance expert Allison Thompson, period costume expert Lisa Brown (a/k/a Alert Janeite Lisa), scholars Laura Engel and Larry Dennis, and dance workshops to prepare you for the Assembly Ball that evening. See the conference brochure (PDF) for complete information, schedule, and hotel and registration information.
It looks to be a jam-packed day, and yes, the Editrix will be attending! We hope to meet some of our Gentle Readers there and new friends as well. Registration is now open, so make haste–space is limited.