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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One Wish for Air and Liberty – Mansfield Park

A select group of JASNA-NY book group members met for our annual Box Hill picnic at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on a surprisingly mild and sunny day in August.  At the highest elevation in Brooklyn, the cemetery afforded a vista over two counties, avenue...

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Report on JASNA-NY 40th Anniversary Dinner

The first-ever meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America took place in New York City on October 5, 1979.  To commemorate the 40th anniversary of our organization, twenty four JASNA-NY members gathered on Saturday October 5, 2019 for dinner at the...

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Report on the Brooklyn Book Festival

These days, physical bookstores are not as plentiful as they once were. Depending on where one lives, buying books in person may require getting into a car or relying on public transportation to get you to your book store of choice. The Brooklyn Book Festival ...

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Inside the Yale School of Music and the Instruments from Jane Austen’s Time

Walking onto the Yale campus feels as one has stepped back through time. With its historic and impressive Romanesque-style building (that style so beloved of Gothic writers!), one might expect to see the likes of Fanny Burney or Mary Shelley wandering through...

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Norman S. Poser on David Garrick

On Wednesday, March 20th NY Metro co-sponsored an author talk and Q&A at the East Side Shakespeare & Co. bookstore. Norman S. Poser gave an entertaining illustrated presentation about his latest book, The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Ro...

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“Beyond the Written Word” — An Exploration of Jane Austen’s World: Art, Music and Architecture in the Regency Era

On April 5th-7th, two JASNA Regions, NY Metro and Connecticut, converged at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut. We stayed at the Omni Hotel, down the block from the edge of the Yale University Campus. Included in the program were six talks and three tour...

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The Art of Sisters: Tales & Letters by The Brontë’s Review

Jane Austen and the Brontës had much in common: clergymen’s daughters, educated but poor, geniuses in a world with little use for brilliant women. Charlotte was famously dismissive of Austen – “the Passions are perfectly unknown to her.”  But what wo...

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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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