Posted by: Kirk | December 16, 2020

12/16 Happy Bday Jane Austen……..

Jennifer Redlarczyk

December 16, 2018  · Happy Birthday Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven. December 16 is certainly a glorious day for lovers of literature and music! ♫

Eileen Collins

7h  · JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY:DECEMBER 16thOn December 16th 1775 the wonderful Jane Austen was born at Steventon in Hampshire. Mrs Austen had written to Mrs Walter [wife of George Austen’s half-brother William -Hampson Walter] on August 20th of that year:”We are all, I thank God, in good health, and I am more nimble and active than I was last time, [this was Mrs Austen’s seventh pregnancy] I expect to be confined some time in November.”But November came and went, and it was not until well into December when Rev George Austen could pass on the good news of Jane’s birth to Mrs Walter. He wrote:”You have doubtless been for some time in expectation of hearing from Hampshire, and perhaps wondered a little we were in our old age [George was 44 and Cassandra was 35!!] grown such bad reckoners but so it was, for Cassy certainly expected to have been brought to bed a month ago; however last night the time came, and without a great deal of warning, everything was soon happily over. We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny, and seems to me as if she would be as like Henry, as Cassy is to Neddy. Your sister thank God is pure well after it, and sends her love to you and my brother, not forgetting James and Philly…”The winter of 1775 was one of the bitterest for many years so that Jane was privately baptised on December 17th and not taken to the freezing Steventon church till the following April. (From “JANE AUSTEN: A FAMILY RECORD” by W.A. and R.A. Austen-Leigh)Pic 1:Silhouette, believed to be of Jane Austen Pic 2:A Drawing of Steventon Rectory, where Jane Austen was born, by Anna Austen Lefroy

Nathalie Novi

12h  · A very happy birthday to my lovely Jane Austen!« le Musée imaginaire de Jane Austen » texte de Fabrice Colin, éditions Albin Michel 2017. En vente chez tous nos merveilleux libraires.“The imaginary museum of Jane Austen” Albin Michel publisherA very happy birthday to my lovely Jane Austen!′′ Jane Austen’s Imaginary Museum ′′ text by Fabrice Colin, editions Albin Michel 2017. For sale at all our wonderful booksellers.“The imaginary museum of Jane Austen” Albin Michel publisher

Friends of the Rochester Public Library

14m  · Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!FAMOUSBIRTHDAYS.COMLearn about Jane AustenFun facts: before fame, family life, popularity rankings, and more.

Jane Austen Society of Australia

December 13 at 2:01 PM  · Celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday – JASA Christmas Lunch On Saturday we held our annual event to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday. What a wonderful event it was; everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved being out and socialising with friends. We celebrated the 25th anniversary of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice through games, trivia and watching clips (the lake scene was one of them, of course!). Thanks to Jenny Reeves for organising the event and Dianne Speakman, Amanda Jones and Suzi Chosid for organising the entertainment. We also took time to thank our President, Susannah Fullerton, who has done a wonderful job ensuring that we continue to hold events in this extraordinary and challenging year. Susannah has worked even harder to make sure that JASA continues to run as many events as possible and showed immense courage leading in this difficult year.

Samuel KeeleHappy Birthday Jane Austen Celebration!

9 hrs  ·   · Too bad we can’t have a proper Jane Austen Party! Complete with a Ball in a Ballroom. One of these days…

Jennifer TozerJane Austen Fan Club

17 hrs  ·   · Happy Birthday, Jane!!r.newsletter.discoverbooks.com

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National Trust 

5h  · Happy birthday, Jane Austen.Fans of her work will be familiar with the special places in our care that feature as locations for screen adaptations of her best-loved books. Can you tell us the names of these places and the title of the TV series or film in which they appear? Extra points if you recall any scenes that were filmed here. No prizes, this one’s just for fun.

Jane Austen Society of NA- St. Louis

Page · 524 like this · Nonprofit Organization1 hr  ·   · Happy birthday to Jane Austen, born on this day in 1775!

Surfnetkids.com

Page · 1.9K like this · Education Website7 hrs  ·   · Jane Austen’s Birthday Dec 16, 1775surfnetkids.comJane Austen » Resources » Surfnetkids

Jasna Dayton

Page · 278 like this · Nonprofit Organization1 hr  ·   · Happy birthday, Jane Austen! Is anyone celebrating our favorite author today (or this week)?Jane Austen Society of North America’s postJane Austen was born this day in Steventon, Hampshire, 245 years ago. Today we celebrate the gift of Jane! “We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny….” — Rev. George Austen, in a December 17, 1775 letter

Betty Parker EllisHappy Birthday Jane Austen Celebration!

11 hrs  ·   · Champagne is chilling. I’m ready for it!!!

Jane Austen London Group

December 12 at 5:28 PM  · 2020 is a year few of us would like to see repeated. Still we are grateful to have Jane Austen and her work to comfort and encourage us through the difficult time. Today, thanks to the devoted effort by our group’s committee, and technology, transcending time and space, we celebrated Jane Austen’s birthday, virtual style. Reading of selected exerts from Jane Austen’s novels and others, and the annual toast to her by our patron, Professor John Mullan, lifted our spirit and put smiles on everyone’s face. Happy Birthday Jane, we love you!!

Helen LightbodyMill Park Library Book Club

2 hrs  ·   · Happy Birthday Jane Austen! Do you have a favourite book written by her?facebook.comState Library Victoria’s post🎂 Happy birthday to Jane Austen! ❤️ The English novelist who revolutionised the literary romance was born on this day in 1775. To celebrate, we look at how her work continues to influence popular culture and explore the Library’s wonderful Jane Austen collection. Read more on our blog here: blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/our-stories/ask-a-librarian/happy-birthday-to-jane-austen/


Jane Austen’s House@JaneAustenHouse
·Well, how’s this for a birthday cake?! An entirely edible gingerbread Jane Austen’s House! Created by the talented Brittany Richmond and Emily Knapp in response to our #janeaustengingerbreadchallenge! Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! #janeausten#janeaustenshouse


ChawtonHouse@ChawtonHouse
·“We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy, and a future companion. She is to be Jenny.” – George Austen. Happy 245th birthday Jane Austen born #OTD 1775!


Taller Literario de Jane Austen@TaLitJaneAusten

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245 years ago this mesmerizing woman was born and she gifted us with her now celebrated ironic novels laced with romantic and comedic events where her diverse characters take the lead and try to make the best of their lives while immersed in the society they live in. 1/3 EN10:14 PM · Dec 15, 2020·Twitter for Android3 Retweets7 LikesTaller Literario de Jane Austen@TaLitJaneAusten·Replying to @TaLitJaneAustenThank you so much, Jane Austen!!

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What a pride and joy is to be able to read and comment you and your works. What a pride and joy is to be able to find dedicated people to share these readings and commentary with!! 2/3 EN12Taller Literario de Jane Austen@TaLitJaneAusten·

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We want to thank every single one of you for making this incredible journey of us possible bringing in your readings and your comments and turning this project into a nice and wonderful experience!! Thank you all so much

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12h  · #OTD in 1775, 16 December, JANE AUSTEN was born at Steventon Parsonage. Happy birthday to my heroine

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3h  · Jane Austen was born this day in Steventon, Hampshire, 245 years ago. Today we celebrate the gift of Jane! “We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny….” — Rev. George Austen, in a December 17, 1775 letter


Karen @karebear8685·Happy 245th birthday to Jane Austen!! One of my favorite relations but don’t tell the rest of my family.

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Happy birthday to Theo James whom I’m glad I’m not related to because that would make things rather awkward at the dinner table. #CelebrateJane#SaveSanditon#Sanditon


Antara Deblina@loiyfgjn·

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“Let other pens dwell on guilt & misery.” ~Jane Austen

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Happy birthday to my favorite novelist Jane Austen.

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The New Yorker@NewYorker
·On this day in 1775, Jane Austen was born; Austen fever, or more particularly Darcymania, is still upon us.Jane Austen’s WorldHow the writer has remained a phenomenon for more than two centuries.newyorker.com


My Focus Jewelry@MyFocusJewelry
·Novelist Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Austen wrote six major novels and pioneered the use of ordinary people engaged in daily life in her works. https://bit.ly/3kbFKbO#JaneAustenBirthday#MyFocusJewelry#TakeChances


George H. Peters  #FBPE #FBIR@gehapeters
·Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817)


Carol Cahill@cahill_cp
·Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. -Mansfield Park Jane Austen b: December 16,1775 #JaneAusten


_ hellomsmags @MMagturo·Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! We are ever so grateful for the worlds you have created. We will get you that HEA! Hope you’re amused by our passionate devotion to #Sanditon

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Historia y Vida@historiayvida · 1hJane Austen cumple 245 años. aunque casi todos sus escritos cuentan historias de amor con final feliz, Jane nunca tuvo un Mr. Darcy en su vida. Tampoco le hizo falta: su avanzada mentalidad iba más allá de las costumbres y los matrimonios de conveniencia. https://lavanguardia.com/cultura/20170718/424188915520/frustrado-amor-jane-austen.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=historiayvida&utm_content=&utm_campaign=


Virginia Greig@vgreig007
·Happy 245th Birthday #JaneAusten !

From the Austen Blog…link above….

“Once again, the calendar turns to the end of the year and we gather to celebrate the anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. Here in Anno Domini Two Thousand and Twenty, well, it’s a little different from usual. To say the least, this year has been deeply weird, and not just because of the pandemic.

2020 has been a year of upheaval in so many ways, and that includes within Janeiteland itself. A very much belated recognition of the role of race in Austen’s work and that of her contemporaries has come to the forefront this year, and we consider it a good thing. We like to say that Janeiteland is a big tent, though we meant that to be with regard to opinions about Jane Austen. But now we hope that tent has become more welcoming, more inclusive and inviting, as well. There is work to be done, without a doubt, but at least it has started.

A lot of our gatherings have become virtual this year, which is not odd to us as gatherings here at AustenBlog HQ have always been virtual. But a vaccine for COVID-19 is OUT THERE and we hope by the next such celebration, things will be better. We do not say, “back to normal,” as we think the world has changed permanently, not least from the loss of so very many beloved souls. We can understand if some of our Gentle Readers see no reason to have any kind of celebration at this time, quite literally the darkest time of the year.

But we believe Herself still merits recognition of the day, at least. Jane Austen has given us so much, and yet so little that we cling to each tidbit with tenacity. Each new adaptation, each virtual talk or gathering, each new work of criticism or history, each new JAFF novel give us something to feed our desire that Jane Austen had lived to write more books. But at the same time, whenever we gather in her name, even to read a blog post, is a little miracle. She wrote six books, and some more things, more than two centuries ago–and yet here we are still, reading and re-reading and watching and discussing and enjoying. Happy birthday, Jane, and may we continue to gather, however we can, for many more.

Gentle Reader, are you doing anything special for Jane Austen’s birthday? Do you want to share your thoughts or good wishes? Please feel free to use the comments.


Jenny Lyn Bader@JennyLynBader·“It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at 29 than she was 10 years before…if there has been neither ill-health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost.” And if you think 29 looks good, 245 looks even better! Happy #JaneAusten day to all!Quote Tweet

Karen Eterovich@lovearmd · 1hOh, Zack! Hopefully, next time when you’re out you’ll meet #ElizabethBennet! Thanks for sharing this. Absolutely a window to #JaneAusten s time. twitter.com/zackpinsent/st…


lidia_strada@LidiaStrada·my favorite book pride and prejudice #JaneAusten#FelizMiercolesQuote Tweet

Kare Plus Banbury@kpbanbury · 1hHappy Jane Austen Day! One of the Greatest Female Authors in Literature History and will be remembered for many more years to come. Sense and Sensibility is my favourite Jane Austen Novel, but i do have a soft spot for Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!

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Raquel Contreras@Raquel_CS
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Tulsa Library@tulsalibrary·Happy birthday, #JaneAusten! Find titles by her in our catalog: http://ow.ly/pcwm50CLi9r Read about December-born authors we’re celebrating in this post on our #blog: http://ow.ly/x7tB50CLi9q#tulsa#library#tulsalibrary#TCCLcelebrates#janeausten

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Greg Blair@gregblairwrites
·And what’s your favorite movie or multiple-episode TV story based on a book you enjoyed? One of my favorite all-time books is Pride And Prejudice by #JaneAusten . The 1995 six-part BBC TV series is outstanding. #am reading #WritingCommunity#WednesdayThoughts


Second Story Books Rockville@SSBrockville
·#JaneAusten (16 Dec 1775 – 18 Jul 1817) was a novelist who portrayed the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her use of irony, along with her realism, humor, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim. https://youtu.be/NSL55lOwznUhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen


Ghost_Host@GhostHo32155243
·Me when reading Emma by Jane Austen and going over how much Emma believes she’s the perfect matchmaker. #Emma#JaneAusten#BookwormJokes#BookReviews#HoneyBooBoo#OhNo#GIF#IDontNeedTheDrama


Librería París@Vivalibros·#IdeasParaRegalar

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Tal día como hoy en 1775 nació #JaneAusten. Muchos son sus clásicos de la literatura universal pero si quieres algo especial, te recomendamos “Orgullo y prejuicio” en una edición limitada en caja con un espejo de bolso de regalo. https://libreriaparis.com/libro/477959/orgullo-y-prejuicio-pack-libro-espejo-bolso-edicion-especial/978-84-9181-998-1


Kare Plus Banbury@kpbanbury·Happy Jane Austen Day! One of the Greatest Female Authors in Literature History and will be remembered for many more years to come. Sense and Sensibility is my favourite Jane Austen Novel, but i do have a soft spot for Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!

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Love Sanditon uk@LSanditon
·Happy birthday #TheoJames and #JaneAusten I would not be here on Twitter with such wonderful people , without both of you! #sanditon#SanditonPBS#savesanditon


Alice Nord@AliceANord
·“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid” – Henry Tilney in “Northanger Abbey” on the infamous “The Mysteries of Udolpho,” which really isn’t as bad as people say. Happy birthday #JaneAusten!


KCU Young Library@KCUYoungLibrary
·Happy bday, #JaneAusten! Born 1775, Jane is one of the most recognizable names in literature to this day. Her 6 novels and poetry are some of the greatest works in the English canon. Steep some tea and read the featured ebook or stream the movie from our online catalog! #kcureads


Explore Churches@ExploreChurches
·‘Indulge your imagination in every possible flight’ Today marks the 245th birthday of #JaneAusten. Beloved across the globe for her tales about ordinary people in everyday life. @jasnaorg have curated a wonderful list of the churches Jane knew. Enjoy : http://jasna.org/austen/more-on-jane-austens-life/churches/


Margaret C. Sullivan@mcsullivan
·Happy Jane Day, Tweeps! #JaneAusten


Visit Hampshire@VisitHampshire·Happy 245th Birthday to Jane Austen!

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#OnThisDay in 1775 Jane was born in Hampshire. Find out more about her life in Hampshire and the attractions you can visit here: https://visit-hampshire.co.uk/things-to-do/jane-austen…#JaneAusten@VisitEngland


Rohase Piercy@PiercyRohase·A great way to celebrate #JaneAusten ‘s 245th Birthday!Quote Tweet

weirdsisters, ink@Weirdinksisters · 4hThis week on the blog, an alternative view of the #PrideandPrejudice story from the perspective of the much-maligned Anne de Bourgh – an extract from Rohase Piercy’s ‘Before Elizabeth’: https://weirdsistersink.blogspot.com






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Happy Birthday Miss Austen! Which was your favourite book or character that she wrote? #JaneAusten #books #readingforpleasure #OnThisDay

JosseyBassEducation@JBEducation·Over two centuries later and #JaneAusten is still as relevant as ever. Celebrate her birthday today by taking a dive back into one of her classics. Which is your favorite?

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The Making of Jane Austen

1h  · Happy 245th bday to Jane Austen, 250th to Beethoven, and 92nd to Philip K. Dick. We know which team we’re on! Today my book, The Making of Jane Austen, has been e-bargain-basemented on BookBub, Amazon, Apple, and Google for $1.99. It says it’s “Available for a limited time,” which is, I think, BookBub speak for “High Pressure Sales Tactic.” What would Jane say? Hope you’re finding a good way to celebrate today!https://www.bookbub.com/…/the-making-of-jane-austen-by…

Posted by: Kirk | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule

P&P 1/27/19
Unsheltered 2/24/19
The Winthrop Woman 3/31/19
Dr Wortle’s School 4/28/19
Sense & Sensibility 5/18/19
In the Summer Season 6/30/19
Madame de Treymes 7/28/19

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2018
Jan : Persuasion
Feb : Choose your own! 2/25
March: March Geraldine Brooks 3/25
April : The Reef Edith Wharton 4/29

May :
June : Jane Austen at Home Lucy Worsley 6/24
July :
Aug : Rachel Ray Anthony Trollope 8/5
Sept :
Oct : Emma l0/21
Nov : Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell 11/18
Dec :

Posted by: Kirk | October 17, 2021

10/17 Week in review…..

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

3d  · It’s been a rainy, cool autumn day so grab a hot cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and have a look at this marvelous virtual exhibition “Publication & Prejudice.” It was curated by Yale student Emma Bodey, who examined over 20 copies of Jane Austen’s most famous novel to see how differences in the editions create varied reading experiences. Read the article below and visit the exhibit here: https://onlineexhibits.library.yale.edu/…/publication…

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Happy Bday Felicity!!!!!!!!

Some of you love him, some hate him, but happy bday to Matthew Macfadyen!!

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1d  · Our Jane Austen conference discount is live! Be sure and sign up for our emails (we don’t send them every day) to get the first heads up on everything. We are so happy to see Austen friends again after so long! Everything in the shop is 10% off and shipping just $5 with two or more items, so you save even more!Use code JANEAGM at checkout today 🫖

With apologies to Barry Manilow, weekend in New England!!! “…long rocky (Rockport) beaches…and JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho ‘s Flat Jane by the bay…”

John Constable@JohnConstableRA posted”Box Hill, Surrey, with Dorking in the distance by George Lambert 1733Oil on Canvas(Yale Center for British Art)”

“One of the earliest novelists to be interested in weather was Jane Austen, ever attentive to the small comforts and discomforts of her characters. There is a memorable heatwave in Emma, a novel in which the weather is several times important to the plot…The appalling Mrs Elton is defeated by the sun as she never was by any rival lady, her very language melting into nonsensical mutterings”. -John Mullan “How Novels Work”

Happy Bday Dan Stevens!!!!

Posted by: Kirk | October 9, 2021

10/9 Week in review….

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club

October 8, 2013  · “The nineteenth-century novelist Margaret Oliphant opined that ‘Catherine Morland, with all her enthusiasm and her mistakes, her modest tenderness and right feeling, and the fine instinct which runs through her simplicity, is the most captivating picture of a very young girl which fiction, perhaps, has ever furnished.’ What makes this picture possible is Jane Austen’s willingness to present the full, unvarnished reality of her heroine’s innocence and eagerness, with no attempt to impute to her any wisdom beyond her years or to disguise her frequent descents into folly”. -“The Annotated Northanger Abbey” Annotated and Edited, with an Introduction, by David M. Shapard

Happy Bday Hattie Morahan!!!!!!!!

Jane Austen (@AusteninBoston) tweeted at 10:31 AM on Mon, Oct 05, 2015:Near, far…dashwooding through dead leaves or through a Little Chaos…my heart will go on to say..the happiest of bdays to Kate Winslet!

Posted by: Kirk | October 1, 2021

10/1 Week in review

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho posted:It’s National Hot Mulled Cider Day and Cassandra, our Region Treasurer, recommends this amazing slow cooker apple cider from scratch! https://thestayathomechef.com/slow-cooker-apple-cider/Do you prefer your apple cider hot or cold?

Posted by: Kirk | September 24, 2021

9/24 Week in review….

Posted by: Kirk | September 16, 2021

9/16 week in review….

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September 8 at 7:15 PM  · If you could be transported to the setting of the current book you’re reading, where would you be?

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Posted by: Kirk | September 9, 2021

9/9 Week in review…

Fall 2021 CoursesJane Austen: Her Life, Times, and NovelsInstructor: ****David Shapard****(his annotations of all of the big 6 novels are a delight) PhD in History, UC Berkeley and Jane Austen scholarJane Austen is one of the greatest English novelists. Her novels retain an extraordinary popularity despite being more than two hundred years old. This course seeks to illuminate both the very different world in which her works arose and the timeless qualities that give them such a continuing appeal. It begins with an overview of her life and her literary career, followed by an examination of the society in which she lived. Here the focus will be on two topics that are central to her novels: the life of the landed elite who dominated England at the time and the role and position of women in society, especially as they relate to romance and marriage. We will then proceed to an exploration of two of her most popular novels, Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion, with additional background about Austen’s historical and cultural references. There will be opportunities for class discussion about such issues as: Why did Jane Austen choose these subjects? What are her main themes and how are they expressed through her characters? What narrative techniques does she use to bring the stories to life? Participants are encouraged to read Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion and seek out some of the many film adaptations.Schedule: Mondays, October 4th – November 8thTime: 1:30 – 3:30 PMRegistration & FeesRegistration is required for each individual in order to attend a course.Use the following link to display the registration form and, once you have completed the form, be sure to click on submit:Registration Formhttps://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeLgskdgX4Oay…/viewformEach individual who registers should quickly receive a confirmation email. Included will be the amount due for all courses for which you have registered and a payment code to be included on the payment check. Also included will be a Zoom link to access each course for which you have registered.Please register no later than September 30, 2021The fee for each person for each course is $35. Below are Instructions for Payment:Checks should be made out to: HILLChecks must have the HILL-provided payment code noted.Checks should be mailed to:HILLBethlehem Central School District or (BCSD)700 Delaware Ave.Delmar, NY 12054.ZoomAll classes will be presented on Zoom. HILL will not be able to provide Zoom technical support but will direct you, if needed, to Zoom endorsed sites such as support.zoom.us. Or type Zoom Help Center in your browser.HILL PhoneFor questions not related to Zoom, or if you have registered and not received a confirmation email, you may leave a message on the HILL phone, 518 368-7029, and a volunteer will return your call.http://www.hillclasses.org/

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HILLCLASSES.ORGHILLHILL was looking forward to our return this fall to the Delmar Reformed Church (DRC) for in-person courses. Reluctantly, we have had to alter our plans in view of the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the Capital region.

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

2d  · We are looking for new (and returning) hosts for Flat Jane Austen. We have several FJAs posting around the U.S., one riding in the coach in Canada, and one whose trunks are packed to sail internationally. Go to our website to sign up to host and see all the great places she has visited: https://jasnaewanid.org/flat-jane-austen/. Today Michele took FJA to the University of Idaho Arboretum in Moscow, ID for an Emma-themed tour. FJA was in dancing, singing, exclaiming spirits! We enjoyed relatively clear skies as the wind changed into a softer quarter; the wildfire smoke was carried off. The red maple (think Maple Grove) was starting to turn. The crabapples were a perfect size for FJA, but they weren’t as good keeping apples as Mr. Knightley’s. The laurels were not very tall, and Mrs. Elton would be quite disappointed. Flat Jane Austen approves of our PNW t-shirt message. The elms were shady and inviting. The elderberries were ready to be picked. The lime walk at Donwell Abbey is pictured using the lindens at the arboretum (at mid-summer).

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Columbia journalist explores Jane Austen’s enduring influence in podcast, newsletter projectAarik DanielsenColumbia Daily TribuneExploring the deep, disruptive riches of Austen’s stories — and the stories of readers she still inspires and connects — has become a passion project for Janet Saidi, assistant news director at KBIA-FM and instructor at the Missouri School of Journalism.Someone who exists in the cultural consciousness for more than 200 years, as Jane Austen has, arrives at your doorstep bearing a certain amount of baggage.People perceive Austen and her canonical novels — “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma,” among them — a certain way. They assume knowledge of who Austen was and what she was up to. But sit down with Austen and truly hear her out — and you’re bound to experience a few surprises.More:These 12 novels set in Missouri belong on your reading list”She comes freighted with … preconceptions. This is a nice lady sitting by the hearthside with tea and just scribbling,” said Columbia journalist Janet Saidi. “… And then she’s just so badass.”Exploring the deep, disruptive riches of Austen’s stories — and the stories of readers she still inspires and connects — has become a passion project for Saidi, assistant news director at KBIA-FM and instructor at the Missouri School of Journalism.Janet SaidiIn late spring, Saidi pressed publish on The Austen Connection, a newsletter and podcast focused on how Austen’s work tethers us across time, place and background.Writing and recording under the name “Plain Jane,” Saidi has convened conversations with bookstore owners, Austen biographer Claire Tomalin and several other authors and scholars.Her essays tackle topics such as what Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Bennet have in common; how a contestant on “The Bachelorette” might live by Austen’s rules; and the ways Austen heroines prove themselves “The Smartest Person in the Room” time and again. The most recent dispatch, “The Edible, Audible Emma,” examines aspects of filmmaker Autumn de Wilde’s 2020 adaptation. Getting acquainted with JaneSaidi counts herself among those who needed to get out of their own way to approach Austen.She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in literature, intending to teach. Experiences during post-graduate studies in Austen’s beloved England actually redrew her map.”Distracted by BBC radio,” she chased the conversations capturing her attention — about art and how it shapes our place in the world — into journalism.Spending relatively little time studying Austen in school, Saidi finally, fully delved into her work. Like so many, she found herself turning pages at a fevered pace.”We all read Jane Austen to find out what’s going to happen next,” she said.Then Saidi started reading between the lines, embracing the quietly radical subtext of Austen’s prose. She noticed the author furtively probing layers of gender, class and race, and by the time Saidi reached “Mansfield Park,” she was sold.Your stories live here.Fuel your hometown passion and plug into the stories that define it.Create AccountThat 1814 novel shows Austen “upending so much of the notions of society,” Saidi said.Her “suspicions” about all these works address were reinforced as she inched her way through rings of Austen devotees, Saidi said. “Some of the most challenging … questions of our time are being explored in the Austen community,” she added.Evidence of enduring relevance comes through in discussions of social class within Austen’s books, or as readers and scholars analyze her work from Black and queer perspectives, Saidi said. Whether eavesdropping or hosting conversations, she has encountered a largely winsome, welcoming cross-section of readers.”Every level of fandom, and every level of conversation, is engaged and intellectual and inclusive,” Saidi said. The iconic opening line of Jane Austen’s famous novel “Pride and Prejudice” reads, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”Strengthening the connectionDuring the pandemic winter, Saidi kept company with Austen, reading on the couch within view of her home radio studio. She moved from Point A to Point B for her own sake, and that of other readers.”I wanted two things: I wanted community and an escape,” she recalled thinking as visions of The Austen Connection crystallized. Knowing what she didn’t know about Austen, Saidi leaned on her experience and training. She pointed a microphone at ongoing conversations, and humbly hoped to contribute a few thoughts of her own.”I just decided to be a journalist,” she said. Working on the project, Saidi has noticed multiple entry points from Austen into connection and empowerment. Readers come together over favorite characters or through the “meme-friendly” nature of Austen’s work, she said. Modern women also unite around “larger triumphs” over the same issues Austen’s heroines faced. “They’re not taken seriously; they’re not listened to. They’re even dealing with assault or exploitation. That’s all somewhat in Jane Austen,” Saidi said.Inside and outside the pandemic, readers also see her novels as guidebooks to enduring difficult chapters with grace and resilience, Saidi said.”Jane Austen, in a way, is about survival — she shows you how to survive. But also how to be kind and how to be good,” she said.One of the new British 10-pound notes is posed for photographs outside the Bank of England in London on Sept. 14, 2017. The new polymer note, released for circulation on Thursday, features the renowned novelist Jane Austen and is the first UK banknote with a tactile feature to support blind and partially sighted users.Searching for the “how”The more you gaze at Austen, the more you observe facets of her genius. Saidi appreciates how the “love-to-hate” trope prevalent in her novels is ultimately a great, equalizing act.As her heroines verbally scrap with potential suitors, Austen paints a picture of equals authentically engaged; these indelible scenes show that women are just as smart — and as arrogant and wrong — as men, Saidi said.Saidi plans to keep plumbing and pursuing an overarching question: How in the world did Austen do what she did? That is, how did she sit down more than 200 years ago and write sentences that still make readers thrill — and think differently about themselves?Considering this, Saidi compared Austen to Shakespeare. Both were objectively brilliant, both “keen observers,” she said.”One possible answer is that it’s kind of unconscious,” Saidi said. ” … A lot of things I think Austen might have been showing us about the world wasn’t that intentional or conscious on her part. When an artist is working and they open themselves up, there’s so much in their experience and so much in their psyche.”Tracing the arc of her own story, Saidi sees a considerable future for The Austen Connection. With a full first season of the podcast and several essays in the world, she plans to release regular dispatches until a second season is ready. The project’s website also asks the audience to “keep a look out for upcoming special series like Girls with Grit, about the hardships, endurance, and ambitions of our most iconic 19th Century writers, and Austen Undressed, about the Regency, desire, and how the Marriage Plot is interpreted in contemporary boundary-busting fanfiction and retellings.””I think I’ll just keep the conversations going — and keep putting a microphone on them,” Saidi said.Learn more about The Austen Connection at https://austenconnection.substack.com/. The public radio host in Saidi meant preserving a free subscription option, she said, but her website also details ways to support the project. Aarik Danielsen is the features and culture editor for the Tribune. Contact him at adanielsen@columbiatribune.com or by calling 573-815-1731.

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Comment as Austen In BAusten In Boston: A Jane Austen Book ClubP3dInsightsBoSharesLColumbia journalist explores Jane Austen’s enduring influence in podcast, newsletter projectAarik DanielsenColumbia Daily TribuneExploring the deep, disruptive riches of Austen’s stories — and the stories of readers she still inspires and connects — has become a passion project for Janet Saidi, assistant news director at KBIA-FM and instructor at the Missouri School of Journalism.Someone who exists in the cultural more than 200 years, as Jane Austen has, arrives at your doorstep bearing a certain amount of baggage.People perceive Austen and her canonical novels — “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma,” among them — a certain way. They assume knowledge of who Austen was and what she was up to. But sit down with Austen and truly hear her out — and you’re bound to experience a few surprises.More:These 12 novels set in Missouri belong on your reading list”She comes freighted with … preconceptions. This is a nice lady sitting by the hearthside with tea and just scribbling,” said Columbia journalist Janet Saidi. “… And then she’s just so badass.”Exploring the deep, disruptive riches of Austen’s stories — and the stories of readers she still inspires and connects — has become a passion project for Saidi, assistant news director at KBIA-FM and instructor at the Missouri School of Journalism.Janet SaidiIn late spring, Saidi pressed publish on The Austen Connection, a newsletter and podcast focused on how Austen’s work tethers us across time, place and background.Writing and recording under the name “Plain Jane,” Saidi has convened conversations with bookstore owners, Austen biographer Claire Tomalin and several other authors and scholars.Her essays tackle topics such as what Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Bennet have in common; how a contestant on “The Bachelorette” might live by Austen’s rules; and the ways Austen heroines prove themselves “The Smartest Person in the Room” time and again. The most recent dispatch, “The Edible, Audible Emma,” examines aspects of filmmaker Autumn de Wilde’s 2020 adaptation. Getting acquainted with JaneSaidi counts herself among those who needed to get out of their own way to approach Austen.She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in literature, intending to teach. Experiences during post-graduate studies in Austen’s beloved England actually redrew her map.”Distracted by BBC radio,” she chased the conversations capturing her attention — about art and how it shapes our place in the world — into journalism.Spending relatively little time studying Austen in school, Saidi finally, fully delved into her work. Like so many, she found herself turning pages at a fevered pace.”We all read Jane Austen to find out what’s going to happen next,” she said.Then Saidi started reading between the lines, embracing the quietly radical subtext of Austen’s prose. She noticed the author furtively probing layers of gender, class and race, and by the time Saidi reached “Mansfield Park,” she was sold.Your stories live here.Fuel your hometown passion and plug into the stories that define it.Create AccountThat 1814 novel shows Austen “upending so much of the notions of society,” Saidi said.Her “suspicions” about all these works address were reinforced as she inched her way through rings of Austen devotees, Saidi said. “Some of the most challenging … questions of our time are being explored in the Austen community,” she added.Evidence of enduring relevance comes through in discussions of social class within Austen’s books, or as readers and scholars analyze her work from Black and queer perspectives, Saidi said. Whether eavesdropping or hosting conversations, she has encountered a largely winsome, welcoming cross-section of readers.”Every level of fandom, and every level of conversation, is engaged and intellectual and inclusive,” Saidi said. The iconic opening line of Jane Austen’s famous novel “Pride and Prejudice” reads, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”Strengthening the connectionDuring the pandemic winter, Saidi kept company with Austen, reading on the couch within view of her home radio studio. She moved from Point A to Point B for her own sake, and that of other readers.”I wanted two things: I wanted community and an escape,” she recalled thinking as visions of The Austen Connection crystallized. Knowing what she didn’t know about Austen, Saidi leaned on her experience and training. She pointed a microphone at ongoing conversations, and humbly hoped to contribute a few thoughts of her own.”I just decided to be a journalist,” she said. Working on the project, Saidi has noticed multiple entry points from Austen into connection and empowerment. Readers come together over favorite characters or through the “meme-friendly” nature of Austen’s work, she said. Modern women also unite around “larger triumphs” over the same issues Austen’s heroines faced. “They’re not taken seriously; they’re not listened to. They’re even dealing with assault or exploitation. That’s all somewhat in Jane Austen,” Saidi said.Inside and outside the pandemic, readers also see her novels as guidebooks to enduring difficult chapters with grace and resilience, Saidi said.”Jane Austen, in a way, is about survival — she shows you how to survive. But also how to be kind and how to be good,” she said.One of the new British 10-pound notes is posed for photographs outside the Bank of England in London on Sept. 14, 2017. The new polymer note, released for circulation on Thursday, features the renowned novelist Jane Austen and is the first UK banknote with a tactile feature to support blind and partially sighted users.Searching for the “how”The more you gaze at Austen, the more you observe facets of her genius. Saidi appreciates how the “love-to-hate” trope prevalent in her novels is ultimately a great, equalizing act.As her heroines verbally scrap with potential suitors, Austen paints a picture of equals authentically engaged; these indelible scenes show that women are just as smart — and as arrogant and wrong — as men, Saidi said.Saidi plans to keep plumbing and pursuing an overarching question: How in the world did Austen do what she did? That is, how did she sit down more than 200 years ago and write sentences that still make readers thrill — and think differently about themselves?Considering this, Saidi compared Austen to Shakespeare. Both were objectively brilliant, both “keen observers,” she said.”One possible answer is that it’s kind of unconscious,” Saidi said. ” … A lot of things I think Austen might have been showing us about the world wasn’t that intentional or conscious on her part. When an artist is working and they open themselves up, there’s so much in their experience and so much in their psyche.”Tracing the arc of her own story, Saidi sees a considerable future for The Austen Connection. With a full first season of the podcast and several essays in the world, she plans to release regular dispatches until a second season is ready. The project’s website also asks the audience to “keep a look out for upcoming special series like Girls with Grit, about the hardships, endurance, and ambitions of our most iconic 19th Century writers, and Austen Undressed, about the Regency, desire, and how the Marriage Plot is interpreted in contemporary boundary-busting fanfiction and retellings.””I think I’ll just keep the conversations going — and keep putting a microphone on them,” Saidi said.Learn more about The Austen Connection at https://austenconnection.substack.com/. The public radio host in Saidi meant preserving a free subscription option, she said, but her website also details ways to support the project. Aarik Danielsen is the features and culture editor for the Tribune. Contact him at adanielsen@columbiatribune.com or by calling 573-815-1731.

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Posted by: Kirk | August 31, 2021

8/31 A dozen days in review….

Just a little love(and short story!) for Frederica Vernon!!!!https://www.fanfiction.net/…/Frederica-s-Life-and…

“It was well for her that she could not foresee all the consequences of what she was doing. To know that Emma would be regarded as a classic in a hundred years’ time might have gratified her. But she might have shut up her desk for good had she known that a dramatic critic in an evening paper, in the 1940’s, would suggest that ‘in her day-dreams at the Vicarage the unsophisticated Jane Austen must have imagined herself as the heroine of her novel, Emma’ “. -Margaret Kennedy 1950

“It is the most important of the novels, the most ambitious in theme, and the best example of her powers. She put all that she had into it. As a work of art it heads the list, and if it is not the universal choice, that is because so many people do not ask that a novel should be, primarily, a work of art. Fanny Price is not as attractive as Elizabeth Bennet or as touching as Anne Elliot, and this is enough to make many readers rate the book lower than Pride and Prejudice or Persuasion. But it is not really about Fanny Price. The subject is in the title: it is about Mansfield Park, the great country house, the home of privilege”. -Margaret Kennedy 1950

“The most lovable character in the book is old Mrs. Jennings, who has no pretensions to breeding at all. Her efforts to mend Marianne’s broken heart with a bottle of fine old Constania wine are very funny, and her own heart is very much in the right place”. -Margaret Kennedy 1950

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

August 19 at 7:18 PM  · Saturday is National Sweet Tea Day so here is a sweet and easy tea treat that’s perfect for a warm summer evening: Sweet Tea Granita! https://gardenandgun.com/…/anatomy-of-a-classic-sweet…/I used Stash Earl Grey. Mine took a lot longer to start freezing than the recipe says, so leave yourself enough time before planning to serve it. Delicious and refreshing! There are directions for making it an Arnold Palmer granita, too. What kind of tea would you use?

Posted by: Kirk | August 19, 2021

8/19 Week in review…

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“Wisdom is better than Wit,” she wrote to Fanny Knight the very year that Mansfield Park was published, “& in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.” Choosing Fanny-ness over Mary-ness does not come naturally and is not always particularly pleasant, but, Austen was telling us, it is what we need to do”. -William Deresiewicz “A Jane Austen Education” pg 163

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August 6 at 4:36 AM  · I love it when my hats are used for living history projects as I too am an historical re-enactor with music. I was recently sent these gorgeous pictures by one of my customers showing her in action for the Lewes Historical Society in Delaware. If you are ever in the area do drop in as they do a wonderful job, or you can check out their website here – www.historiclewes.orgTri describes her role – ‘ I’m a working class Lewestowner circa 1800, demonstrating several domestic chores of the day – embroidery, sewing lavender sachets, knitting, and harvesting garlic that took me ten months to grow, harvest and cure.’I think you’ll agree, she looks the part! We designed a version of The Flora in linen with decoration of real lavender to match her role.If only I didn’t live thousands of miles away! X

Posted by: Kirk | August 10, 2021

8/10 Two weeks(+) in review…

Joan Dynes ReynoldsJane Austen Society of North America – Vancouver Region

5d  · A detailed review of Martha Lloyd’s Household book (soon to become part of our own JASNA Vancouver library). https://janeaustensworld.com/…/review-of-martha…/…

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July 31 at 6:17 PM  · The excessive heat and smoky air have us back in a constant state of inelegance. Here’s an interesting post by Jane Austen’s world about keeping cool 200 years ago, during Jane’s lifetime. What’s on your Jane Austen-ish plan for this evening? Reading? A film marathon? Eating ice cream until you elegantly pass out? https://janeaustensworld.com/…/keeping-cool-200-years-ago/

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July 31 at 11:46 PM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS Jane Austen began a letter to her sister Cassandra on Monday April 22nd 1805. The letter was written from Gay Street Bath. On Tuesday April 23rd Jane’s letter continues:” I have not much more to add. My Uncle & Aunt [Leigh-Perrot] drank tea with us last night & in spite of my constant resolution to the contrary, I could not help putting forward to invite them again this Evening. I thought it was of the first consequence to avoid anything that might seem a slight to them. I shall be glad when it is over, & hope to have no necessity for having so many dear friends at once again -I shall write to Charles by the next Packet, unless you tell me in the meantime of your intending to do it. Believe me if you chuse. Yr affect’te Sister” (From “JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS” collected and edited by Deirdre Le Faye)Pic: Jane Austen’s maternal Uncle James Leigh-Perrot and his wife Jane (From ” MY DEAR CASSANDRA” by Penelope Hughes-Hallett)

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July 30 at 11:51 PM  · AFTER JANE AUSTEN’S DEATH Jane Austen’s family scattered to their homes after her funeral in Winchester. James Austen turned to poetry and wrote memorial lines as the family’s obituary.[Unlike her Memorial stone in Winchester Cathedral, which does not refer to Jane’s writing, her brother’s poem acknowledges her talent as an author]It includes these lines: “Ne’er did this venerable Fane More beauty & worth contain Than when upon a sister’s bier Her brothers dropped the bitter tear …. Yet not a word she ever penn’d Which hurt the feelings of a friend And not one line she ever wrote Which dying she would wish to blot” (From “JANE AUSTEN: A FAMILY RECORD” by W.A and R.A Austen-Leigh) Pic: Miniature of James Austen c1790 (From “JANE AUSTEN: A FAMILY RECORD” as above

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July 29 at 8:26 AM  · Scandalous! Watch this talk about scandals in the Austen family. Jane Austen Society Scottish Branchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3Yrq0wHg7c

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The Two Adopted AustensBy Price GrishamPrice Grisham has spoken on Austen in the Boston area and at Chawton House Library’s 2015 symposium, Religion and Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century: Approaches to Genre, Form, and Reading Practice. His short story “Candour” was included in Beguiling Miss Bennet: Stories Inspired by the Work of Jane Austen (Honno, 2016). Price has cerebral palsy and is a volunteer mentor for college students in the Boston area.JASNA.ORGThe Two Adopted Austens » JASNA

Posted by: Kirk | July 22, 2021

7/22 Weeeeek(extra wk) in review…

Shannon Winslow asked a question in Austen Variations.

2d  · TUESDAY TRIVIA DISCUSSION QUESTION: Here are a couple of unpleasant characters from Northanger Abbey. Which do you think the most despicable and why? Isabella Thorpe, who dumps her fiancé for a chance at a richer man? Or General Tilney, who throws Catherine out of his house in the middle of the night when he learns she’s not an heiress?

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1d  · This Lemon Icebox Pie seems like a perfect dessert for a summer tea, don’t you think? If you gently warmed the sweetened condensed milk you could steep tea in it to make a tea-flavored treat. What kind would you do?https://www.smartypantskitchen.com/easy-no-bake-lemon…/

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