Emma a Detective Novel?

<i>Emma</i> a Detective Novel?

December’s birthday meeting of JASNA-NY spread festive cheer to all who attended. Held on December 15, 2018, guests gathered at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and started the day with a delightful ice breaker activity, in which members composed letters...

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JASNA-NY Talks Jane at the Brooklyn Book Festival

JASNA-NY Talks Jane at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The mere act of walking into a bookstore gives any book lover a high. The mere act of walking through the Brooklyn Book Festival multiplies that high times 100. It is an experience that cannot be explained, only felt. Held this year on September 16th in Downto...

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Fancy or a Feeling in Austen’s Work

Fancy or a Feeling in Austen’s Work

Love in its many forms was on the mind of attendees to “A Fancy or a Feeling: Jane Austen and the Modern Psyche,” which took place on October 21, 2018 at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. With two speakers on the bill, members had the opportu...

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Box Hill on an Island

Box Hill on an Island

“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” Members of the JASNA-NY Metropolitan Region met at Governors Island on June 9, 2018, for the annual Box Hill picnic. Governors Island is a picturesque spot...

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One Day, Three Perspectives: Emma Through Time’s Looking Glass

One Day, Three Perspectives: Emma Through Time’s Looking Glass

On a day that finally felt like spring—for a little while at least—JASNA-NY members gathered to celebrate the legacy of Jane Austen’s Emma. Hosted at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on April 14, 2018, “Emma Through Time’s Looking Glass...

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JASNA-NY Celebrates a Festive Jane Austen Birthday Tea

JASNA-NY Celebrates a Festive Jane Austen Birthday Tea

On December 16, 2017, Janeites had the pleasure of gathering for our annual birthday meeting at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on Jane Austen’s 242nd birthday. As usual, this was one of the most joyful events of the year! The event began with a special vid...

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New Book Explores Authors and Female Friendships

New Book Explores Authors and Female Friendships

Female friendships, especially the friendships between female writers can, according to cultural myth, be fraught. When success and respect are hard to come by, some female writers can be accused of jealousy and sabotaging each other’s career. On October 28,...

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Juvenilia’s Book Crawl

Juvenilia’s Book Crawl

JASNA-NY’s Juvenilia group enjoyed a busy summer full of bookish activities. The annual “trip to Lyme,” also known as Long Beach, Long Island, was a relaxing seaside adventure paired with a discussion of the classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. ...

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Books + Jane = Brooklyn Book Festival

Books + Jane = Brooklyn Book Festival

Literature lovers flocked to Brooklyn on Sunday, September 17 for the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, and JASNA-NY was in the thick of it—“talking Jane” and introducing festival attendees to the fun of JASNA. The Brooklyn Book Fair is one of America’s p...

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Jane Austen in Paradise: Celebrating Austen’s Legacy at the 2017 AGM

Jane Austen in Paradise: Celebrating Austen’s Legacy at the 2017 AGM

For three sun-soaked days within footsteps of the Pacific Ocean, Janeites gathered in Huntington Beach, California, to honor the legacy of Jane Austen at the 2017 JASNA Annual General Meeting. JASNA-NY was well represented among those who came to celebrate “...

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