Please Join us if you can!
You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s December Meeting
~ The Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea! ~
“Writing Second Impressions”
~ Traditional English Afternoon Tea ~
~ and Playing Word Games with Jane Austen! ~
Sunday, 2 December 2012, 2 – 5 p.m. Champlain College, Hauke Conference Center,
375 Maple St Burlington VT
$25. / JASNA members and pre-registrants;
$30. at the door; $5. / student
Pre-registration is required! ~ Please do so by 23 Nov 2012!
~ the form: Dec Tea 2012 Reservation form
~ Regency Period or Afternoon Tea finery (hats!) encouraged! ~
*Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics, founder of the Ayrshire Farm in Virginia, and, most dear to us, is also the founder and moving force behind the Chawton House Library. She is now Chairman of Trustees, Chawton House Library and the Centre for the Study of Early English Women’s Writing, a place for research and camaraderie for scholars from all over the world. What better place than the former home of Jane Austen’s brother Edward Austen-Knight to study Austen and her literary antecedents and contemporaries!
Lerner’s book Second Impressions, written under the nom de plume of Ava Farmer, is set 10 years after the action in Pride and Prejudice, and explores the changes to the Darcy family’s lives, to Europe post-Napoleon, and to life in late Regency England, all as homage to Jane Austen, written in her “stile”, and with a fascinating yet credible plot. So let’s step into Lerner’s world to discover such things as: What do Darcy and Elizabeth do all day at Pemberley? Is Lady Catherine a welcome and constant visitor? Are the Wickhams reformed? And what becomes of England’s most eligible female Georgiana Darcy? And Anne de Bourgh? And dare we ask about Mr. and Mrs. Collins?!
Second Impressions will be available for purchase and signing, all proceeds to benefit Chawton House Library.
During the Tea we shall engage in Playing Word Games with Jane Austen, a most suitable and refined entertainment for a wintry afternoon!
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