Tuesday, December 1, 2009

JASNA Syracuse "Candlemas" Meeting

JASNA Syracuse's next informational meeting about JASNA and membership in JASNA will be held at Books & Memories, 2600 James St., Syracuse, on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 2:00 PM. Our original intention was to try to hold JASNA Syracuse meetings on or about the "quarter days" that Jane Austen would have known (Michaelmas, Sept. 29; Christmas; Lady Day, March 25; and Midsummer, June 24). However, the realities of modern life convinced us that trying to hold a meeting near Christmas would be impractical. So we've decided to hold a meeting near "Candlemas" (February 2), the date that marked the end of the extended Christmastide in JA's time--as those of you who attended Lisa Brown's "A Regency Christmas" presentations in Oswego and Rochester now know! As this meeting's example of "what we talk about when we talk about Jane Austen," we've chosen to discuss Pride and Prejudice and at least some of the "paraliterature" offerings (sequels, retellings, etc.) it has inspired, since this meeting date is also close to the anniversary of P&P's publication on January 28, 1813.

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