Ice Breaker for the September 26 JASNA NY Metro Regional Meeting

Jane Austen wrote some memorable opening lines. We invite you to write an opening line or lines — no more than three, please — for a  novel she never wrote.  The responses from thirteen of the fifteen groups: (the numbers do not correspond to the group n...

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WHO WORE WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN by Alden O’Brien for the NY Region of the Jane Austen Society 9/26/20

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Juvenalia Movie Night

  A small group of Juvenilian’s gathered the Monday after the AGM weekend to watch Pride and Prejudice (2005) together online. For some, this was the first time seeing the film whereas others had seen it many times before. The topics discussed ranged fr...

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Jane Austen at Prinny’s Palace

I listened and watched both parts of this work in progress. I enjoyed Part One much more than Part Two. As Part Two was during the AGM, perhaps I was too distracted. The key question I asked myself was would I travel down to NYC for this if it was on stage. Af...

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December Regional Meeting

“Writing the Regency: Jane Austen and the ‘Strange Business’ in America” was the theme of our Regional Meeting on Saturday, December 14 held at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.  We were fortunate to catch our guest speaker, Prof. Robert Morrison o...

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Lizzy Bennet Boozy Tea

On Saturday, February 8th, Janeites gathered at The Storyteller’s Cottage in Simsbury, CT for Lizzy Bennet’s Boozy Tea. Guests were encouraged to bring their own sparkling beverages to add to the provided complimentary ‘tea-tinis.’ The available flavor...

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Emma. Movie Review

When Jane Austen introduced Emma Woodhouse, the eponymous title character in her 1816 novel Emma, she wrote the following: “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” The new adaptation of Emma. was released into theaters la...

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Persuasion Reading at King Manor

On the first two Saturday afternoons in February, local Janeites gathered at historic King Manor in Jamaica, to read aloud from Jane Austen’s last completed novel. Persuasion felt appropriate for the time of year, given our proximity to Valentine&#82...

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The Influence of Jane Austen on Other Authors

The prompt for the December 2019 Birthday meeting was as follows: Written in the style of a Trump Tweet from the perspective of Rev. Elton. Mrs. Clay total loser This spotty dog can’t hold onto her husband-so sad-good luck making a deal to marry William Elli...

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Report on JASNA-NY Metro Regional Meeting September

Saturday, September 14, JASNA-NY Metro held its fall meeting at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. The program began with Laurie Morison leading a formal farewell to Nili Olay and Jerry Vetowich. They served two terms as innovative Regional Coordi...

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