Here's a reminder of our All Hallows meeting Saturday, November 3, at 2 pm, at RiverRead Books, 5 Court Street, Binghamton. Join us for a discussion of parents and parent figures--the good (but ineffectual), the bad, and the ugly!--in Jane Austen's works. Bring examples and quotes to share!
We'll also talk a little about the recent
JASNA Annual General Meeting in Brooklyn, where both Regional Co-Coordinator Lisa Brown and I gave
presentations (see the October 10, 16, and 19 posts on this blog). The Jane Austen's World blog has also just put up a long post about Lisa's session, with videos and photos, at this link.
SPECIAL WEATHER NOTE: The Nov. 3 meeting will go on as scheduled IF Hurricane Sandy has caused no major complications along the
Binghamton/I-81/Syracuse corridor during the week. I will put up another post on Friday (assuming that power, if lost during the storm,
has been restored by then!) with an update, after I check with our hosts
at RiverRead to see what the situation is there. (If I'm unable to post on Friday, this will probably be self-explanatory, but
feel free to call me to ask. My contact info is at right under "Contact Us.") Here's hoping we all make it through with no worse than a little wind and rain.
Finally, a special greeting to the folks who have joined JASNA in
the last couple of months, and thanks to all of you members who have
already renewed your memberships for the coming year. (Remember that
the new JASNA membership year officially began on Sept. 1.) If you're a
member who hasn't yet renewed, we hope you'll do so--and if you haven't
yet joined JASNA, it's never too late! Go to this link for more information.