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“Young Jane Austen” & JASNA Sacramento

Lisa Pliscou will be talking about Young Jane Austen with the Greater Sacramento chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America on Saturday, June 6. Held at the Colonial Heights Library in Sacramento, the public is cordially invited as well.

 

More here.

 

“Young Jane Austen” at the Jane Austen Faire

Young Jane Austen will be featured at the Jane Austen Faire, slated for April 1o and 11 at the Williamette Heritage Center in Salem, Oregon. Visitors can attend a vintage and craft show offering the Austen-inspired wares of local artists, crafters, and designers, as well as a Dinner Soiree and a Jane Austen Tea, both of which are ticketed events.

 

More here, courtesy of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

 

“Young Jane Austen” & the Jane Austen School for Writers

Young Jane Austen will be a featured book at this summer’s Jane Austen School for Writers, held June 22 through June 26 at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The class is taught by award-winning author and playwright Vanessa Ramos.

 

More about the Jane Austen School for Writers here.

 

Praise from “Jane Austen’s Regency World”

Jane Austen’s Regency World praises Young Jane Austen as a “charming little book, daintily produced on ‘antiqued’ pages backed with floral patterned paper and illustrated with simple but effective brush pen drawings. The first section deals with Jane’s early years, introducing all the members of the Austen family . . . ending at the point when 12-year-old Jane begins to write for herself. The second half of the book is an annotated version of the first section, and it ends with more notes, historical as well as biographical, a timeline and a bibliography. . . . Attractively produced.”

 

“Young Jane Austen” at the Jane Austen Ball Weekend

Attendees at the annual Jane Austen Ball Weekend — sponsored by the Country Dancers of Rochester, New York, and held on April 25 and 26, 2015 — will receive a glimpse of Young Jane Austen via specially created “calling cards,” and will be able to bid on a signed, just-released copy at the silent auction.

 

Here’s a glimpse of last year’s Jane Austen Ball Weekend:

Jane Austen Ball Weekend

 

More info here.

 

“Young Jane Austen” at the Jane Austen Summer Program 2015

Attendees at this year’s Jane Austen Summer Program will get a glimpse of Young Jane Austen via specially created “calling cards” in their registration bags, and can also bid for a signed copy at the silent auction.

Sponsored by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, this 4-day symposium focuses on one of Austen’s works each summer; this year’s book is Emma. The Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to established scholars, high school teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Events include lectures, demonstrations, discussions, film screenings, tours, theatrical performances, formal teas, and a Regency ball.

 

More about JASP here.

 

Austenesque Reviews features “Young Jane Austen”

Lisa Pliscou and Young Jane Austen are featured in Austenesque Reviews. To read the interview, and enter the giveaway — which runs through March 18, 2015 — click here.

 

 

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” at Jane Austen Society of Ireland Summer Event

Attendees at the May 9, 2015, Summer Event of the Jane Austen Society of Ireland will receive a glimpse of Young Jane Austen via specially created “calling cards.” This ticketed event includes talks by Jo Baker, author of the acclaimed novel Longbourn, and Tim Bullamore, editor of Jane Austen’s Regency World, as well as live music and an afternoon tea. 

 

More about the Summer Event, and the Jane Austen Society of Ireland, here.

Lisa Pliscou's 'Young Jane Austen' is featured in the "Hamper of Delights" offered by the Jane Austen Society of Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” at the Jane Austen Literary Festival

Attendees at this year’s Jane Austen Literary Festival, March 21 and 22, will get a sneak peak at Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer via specially created “calling cards,” and will also have the opportunity to bid on a signed advance reader’s copy during the silent auction.

 

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Foundation of Louisiana, this annual event, which takes places in Mandeville, includes a hugely popular costume contest, a variety of talks and discussions, live music and dancing, a film screening, promenades, and children’s activities as well.

 

More about the Festival here.

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” at JASNA London Celebration

Attendees at the London, Ontario, regional group of the Jane Austen Society of North America, gathering to celebrate their 15-year anniversary on May 24, 2015, will receive a glimpse of Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer via specially created “calling cards.”

 

With a theme of  “What I Love About Jane,” this festive event will celebrate Jane Austen’s life and legacy in word, music, and song.

 

More about the Jane Austen Society of North America here.