Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Reminder: JASNA Syracuse Candlemas Meeting at Liverpool, Sat., Feb. 7


Here’s a reminder that the JASNA Syracuse Candlemas meeting will take place on Saturday, February 7, at 2 pm, in the Sargent Room of the Liverpool Public Library (310 Tulip St., Liverpool). The topic will be “Read Any Good (Austen-Related) Books Lately?” Come prepared to say a few words about any book by, about, or related to Jane Austen and her world that you’ve read lately--and we’re prepared to stretch “related to” pretty far!

As at last year’s Candlemas meeting, there will also be a book swap, so you’ll have an opportunity both to pass on books meeting these very loose criteria and to pick up some new ones. (In the photo above, Action Jane Austen shows both some books your Regional Coordinator has been reading, and others that will be put into the swap.) Any books left over at the conclusion of the swap will again be donated to the Liverpool Library.

So do come and “have your share of the conversation”--especially after all the winter weather we’ve just endured. We hope to see you in Liverpool on Saturday!

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Also, here is news about an upcoming set of Janeite events: At the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford (southwest of Rochester), the Hosmer’s Inn will be featuring a “Tribute to Jane Austen Hosmer Dinner” as part of its Historic Dinners series (see this link). The JA dinners will feature recipes from the receipt book of Martha Lloyd, JA’s long-time housemate (and eventually sister-in-law, although JA unfortunately didn’t live long enough to see her brother Francis marry Martha as his second wife). A spring series of these dinners will be held May 15, 16, 22, 23, and June 5; a fall series will be held September 5, 25, 26, and October 9, 10. All dinners will cost $75 (or $70 for GCVM members) and begin at 6 pm. Please call 585-294-8218 to make reservations (required) or for more information. (If you plan to attend, don’t delay about making reservations; these dinners look as if they're going to be very popular.)

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