REMEMBERING JANE AUSTEN: A SERVICE & CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE Sunday, September 17th, 3:00-5:30pm; St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive Jackson
Our annual membership event this year is a special treat! Join us at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson for a program, service and reception honoring the bicentennial anniversary of the death of the beloved author. Festivities begin at 3:00pm, culminating with an Evensong service beginning at 5:00. The event is free and open to non-members.
JANE AUSTEN FILM SERIES IN THE EUDORA WELTY GARDEN, JACKSON
Friday, September 15: Sense & Sensibility; time tbd Friday, September 29: Becoming Jane; time tbd Friday, October 20: Love & Friendship; time tbd
The second annual Jane Austen Film Series in the Eudora Welty Garden kicks off in September with a showing of Sense & Sensibility. This mini film series is put on by JASNA-Mississippi, the Eudora Welty House and Garden, and Crossroads Film Society, with a generous grant provided by the Mississippi Humanities Council. All films are introduced with a program, and popcorn and lemonade are provided. Bring your blanket or chairs and a picnic for a fun-filled Friday night!
THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB: MAKING SENSE OF SANDITON Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00-8:00pm: Jane Austen Book Club, Millsaps College
On March 18, 1817, apparently too ill to continue writing, Jane Austen stopped work on the manuscript of the eleven-chapter fragment we call Sanditon. Join Dr. Carolyn Brown and Dr. Susan Allen Ford to discuss this intriguing novel set at a seaside resort struggling to become fashionable. We’ll consider Austen’s take on hypochondria, economic speculation, and romance at the end of her life, and we may speculate ourselves on what direction this novel—and Austen’s career—might have taken.
Cost: $40; Contact Millsaps College Division of Community Enrichment, 601.974.1130
Jane Austen Holiday/Birthday Tea Saturday, December 2nd, 11:30 am: Commander's Palace restaurant, New Orleans
This year we will join JASNA-Louisiana at Commander's Palace in New Orleans. Carolyn Brown, JASNA-Mississippi Regional Coordinator and JASNA Grant Chair, will make the birthday toast. Seating is limited. Contact Beverly Hegre, JASNA-Louisiana Regional Coordinator, with any questions or to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org