Friday, January 16, 2015

JASNA Syracuse Winter/Spring 2015 Meetings: Save the Dates!

 Save these dates now for the JASNA Syracuse Region’s winter/spring 2015 meetings:

Our Candlemas meeting will take place on Saturday, February 7, at 2 pm, at 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. (In the photo above, Action Jane Austen and Harry Potter discuss the curious coincidence of a character named Mrs. Norris in both Mansfield Park and the Potter series!) 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 relaxed criteria and to pick up some new ones.

Our slightly early Lady Day meeting (Saturday, March 7, at 2 pm) will be a joint meeting with the Jane Austen Book Club of Ithaca at the Crow’s Nest Cafe (second floor of Autumn Leaves Bookstore), 115 The Commons, Ithaca. Through a quirk of its publishing history, Emma can actually claim both 2015 and 2016 as its bicentennial years, so we’ll get the discussion of Emma started at this meeting.

And our May Day meeting (Saturday, May 2, 2 pm) will take place at RiverRead Books, 5 Court St., Binghamton. In an appropriate beginning to the warmer days of spring and summer, we’ll discuss Sanditon, Austen’s final (and uncompleted) work, set at a seaside resort town under development.

More details about all these meetings will be provided closer to their dates--but do mark your calendars now!