Special Event: JANE AUSTEN SPEAKS with Deb Miller

Special Event:
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Nighttown
12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!”  Persuasion, Ch. 2.

Join us for lunch and a very special day with Jane Austen at our kick-off meeting for the 2018-2019 year.

As we continue to celebrate 200 years of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Persuasion, we meet Jane Austen in the midst of her final performance, and hear her reminiscences of a life well-spent.

Actor Deb Miller brings historical women to life by combining her delightful performing talents with scrupulous research. Deb brings an intimate understanding of Austen through her own letters and works, combined with meticulous historically accurate costume and mannerisms to this stirring performance. Presentation is followed by a cozy question and answer period. 

Questions? Email jasnaonc@gmail.com, or contact Jennifer Weinbrecht at 440-667-6067 or JoAnne Podis at 216-401-6053  (please leave a message if we don’t answer).

As a special treat at our September meeting, we will have a preview of a Breakout Session from the upcoming 2018 AGM in Kansas City. Our own member Randi Pahlau will be speaking on “The Cobb as Anchor against Eternal Ruin: The Influence of Lyme’s Cobb on the Renewal of Anne and Wentworth’s Love” (Breakout Session B5 in the AGM schedule). Randi is an Assistant Professor of English at Malone University in Canton, Ohio where she teaches and researches British Literature, primarily Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and World Literature. She is also a hard-working volunteer leader of our JASNA ONC Region.

Price per person includes Choice of Entrée, Tea, Coffee, and Soda. Note there is an open bar for additional beverages. Choose from one of the following Entrées:

  1. Dublin Lawyer – House specialty of lobster meat sauteed in a mild cayenne pepper butter cream sauce with mushrooms, scallions and Irish whiskey. Served with rice pilaf.
  2. Louisiana Chicken Salad –Cajun grilled chicken breast served over romaine lettuce tossed with spiced pecans, red onion & blue cheese crumble in a peanut vinaigrette.
  3. Chicken Marsala – Sauteed with mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce. Served with angel hair pasta, green beans and shredded Asiago cheese.
  4. Pasta Primavera – Angel hair pasta tossed with zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers and broccolini. Finished with house Pomodoro and Asiago cheese.
~~Please bring cash or check for $40.00 made out to JASNA ONC to the event.~~
RSVP required, with your lunch selection, by September 1, 2018
***If you require any special menu instructions please respond by August 25, 2018***
Email JASNAONC@gmail.com or call Jennifer at 440-667-6063 with RSVP information.

JASNA ONC Summer Luncheon

JASNA ONC Summer Luncheon
will take place the first weekend of June at
the location of our 2020 JASNA AGM!


~ WHEN ~
 SAT JUN 2, 2018
11AM: Walkthrough of 2020 AGM conference spaces
12PM - 2PM: lunch at The Burnham

The hotel is working on providing us a limited menu from which we will be able to choose our dining options. Cost for the lunch will be determined as soon as possible.

Parking is available at the hotel for a fee. Metered and pay-lot parking is also available on Public Square, which is a short walk away from the hotel. RTA rapid lines also run to Public Square.

Contact Jennifer (440.667.6063) or email jasnaonc@gmail.com to coordinate.

RSVP by May 28th to jasnaonc@gmail.com, or to JoAnne at 216.401.6053.

We will update you with information regarding the menu and cost as it becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Charla Coatam
JoAnne Podis
JASNA Ohio North Coast Regional Co-Coordinators

Persuasion with Dr. JoAnne Podis

Join us for our first meeting of 2018!

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary
of Persuasion with Dr. JoAnne Podis

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Solon Library Meeting Room (Portz Parkway, off Rt 91)
Free and Open to the Public

“But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.”—Persuasion, Ch. 8. Happy New Year! 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s last completed novel Persuasion.. Considered by critics to be Austen’s most “mature” novel, the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth still resonates deeply with many of Austen’s readers. Indeed, the letter Wentworth slips to his beloved Anne near the end of the novel remains one of the most often quoted passages of all Austen’s novels.
To kick off the bicentennial celebrations of this wonderful novel, Ohio North Coast region member Dr. JoAnne Podis, Professor Emerita at Ursuline College, will give a talk about class differences, money, and high society in the Regency era. In her talk Persuading the Reader: Society and Self in Persuasion, Professor Podis will discuss Austen’s exploration of themes related to identity formation and the ways in which social contexts, including family relationships, shape and constrain it. She will also consider her use of satire to expose the casual cruelty of which human beings are perfectly capable.
Charla, one our Program Committee members, has also informed me that although Sir Walter Elliot knows that as the expert on all of these topics he
really should be the one to address us, he is unfortunately unable to join us as he will be leaving for a grand tour in March. We will just have to muddle along without him!

Looking for some new reading material?

 Jane Austen Books will be bringing a selection of discounted books to the March meeting. Proceeds from the sale of these books will go towards our region’s Treasury to help fund future region events.
If you would like to bring a light snack to share, please contact myself or Mary Daubenspeck (fisherbodyjohne@aol.com) to coordinate. I look forward to seeing you there!

Proposal for a Region Reading Group

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!”—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Thank you to those who voiced their interest in beginning a reading group. We will continue to discuss this idea at the March meeting. If you have ideas or suggestions for a reading group, please bring those to share.