Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reminder: All Hallows Meeting in Binghamton, Sat., Nov. 5, 2 pm

Here’s a reminder about our upcoming All Hallows meeting next Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 pm, at RiverRead Books, 5 Court Street, Binghamton. The meeting will focus, in two different ways, on Sense and Sensibility. First, I’ll be describing the JASNA Annual General Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, where Sense and Sensibility was the topic. (See the October 24 post.) Then, JASNA member and Binghamton University professor Marilyn Gaddis-Rose has agreed to tell us something of her work on Isabelle de Montolieu's 1815 Raison et Sensibilite, the very first French translation of S&S--although, according to Marilyn, R&S may be not so much a translation as a re-imagining. Come prepared for some surprises!

And, speaking of surprises, I’ve got some freebies from the AGM to distribute (the traditional AGM “goodie bag” was extremely well filled this year). So do come and “have your share of the conversation”--and the fun!

To those of you who have just joined JASNA or have renewed your JASNA memberships for the coming year, many, many thanks. And for those of you who haven’t yet joined or renewed, please do--and take advantage of what’s still one of the best bargains in “Austenland”! (See "How to Join JASNA" in the top right corner for details.)

Finally, I know that most of you who live in the Binghamton area are regular shoppers at RiverRead already--but if you're planning to attend the meeting, please also plan on making a purchase from our kind hosts at RiverRead. They, and other owners of small businesses in downtown Binghamton, need our continuing support after the September flooding.

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