Meeting Announcment: A Day Well Spent: Discovering Austen’s Jubilant Juvenilia - Sunday, May 17, 2020

Dear ONC Members,

Due to the uncertainty of these difficult times, we are delaying some plans and changing others. We will work to keep you informed.

At this time, we have not cancelled our May 17 meeting. However, we plan to offer a “virtual meeting” option for our Ohio North Coast members. Closer to the meeting date, we will provide information for members to sign into the meeting on the internet. If you do not have internet service available, you will be able to call in from a phone and listen to the meeting. If the meeting is cancelled, we will still offer the virtual meeting.

Please join us for our next meeting
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM
At the Cuyahoga County Public Library – Mayfield Branch
Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 1:30* to 4:00 PM

*Note: If the physical meeting is cancelled, we will conduct a virtual meeting*

A Day Well Spent:
Discovering Austen’s Jubilant Juvenilia

with Amy Patterson

With the 2020 AGM coming up right here in Cleveland on the topic of Austen’s teenage writing, Amy Patterson will provide a review of the Juvenilia for our enlightenment and enjoyment. Amy Patterson is a life-long Janeite, and Co-Coordinator of the 2020 AGM. She is also a reporter for the Geauga County Maple Leaf. Whether you’ve read all or none of Austen’s Juvenilia, we hope you will join us for this fun afternoon.
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The Gothic Tradition in English Literature

Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library – Solon Branch

The Gothic Tradition in English Literature

by Randi Pahlau

Gothic novels: Are they really as dangerous as Catherine Morland decides them to be when confronted by Henry Tilney? Some thought they were. Find out what polite English society really told their young women.  Ohio North Coast member Randi Pahlau, Assistant Professor of English at Malone University, will shed some light on the dark and stormy genre that features so prominently in Northanger Abbey.

With a Celebration of Jane Austen’s 244th Birthday
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775. We will join Jane Austen Societies around the world as we toast our favorite author. We will have a non-alcoholic toast and birthday cake.

*Note:  The library opens at 1:00 PM. Come at 1:00 if you’d like to help us set up. The program will begin at 1:30 PM.


Upcoming Events:

November 23, 2019: Pittsburgh Region will have a meeting on “Dances from Jane Austen’s Assembly Rooms, or, Do the Movies Ever Get It Right?” Presented by Allison Thompson. See jasnapgh.org for information.

January 4, 2020: Dayton Region will hold their Twelfth Night Ball at the Patterson Homestead. Go to JASNADayton.org for details.
January 12, 2020: Andrew Davies’ new adaptation of “Sanditon” begins at 9:00 PM on PBS. Early reviews by fellow Janeites are throwing shade. We’re sure we will have opinions and lots to talk about after watching!

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If you have any questions about our Region or upcoming events, please feel free to call us – leave a message if we don’t answer! Or, email jasnaonc@gmail.com. You can also visit our website at www.jasnaonc.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter @jasnaonc.

Charla Coatoam
JASNA ONC Co-RC
JoAnne Podis (216-401-6053)
JASNA ONC Co-RC

Jane Austen Society of North America, Ohio North Coast

'Midnight' at Orange Library

Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning 

By Victoria Shorr

Co-hosted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library

Orange Branch
31975 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM


The Cuyahoga County Public Library hosts a variety of authors in its “Beyond the Book Jacket” program. These events take place at suburban branches of the library throughout the year. This August, the library has agreed to co-host Victoria Shorr’s author visit with JASNA ONC. 

Ms. Shorr’s book is a study in the courage of three women, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc, as they faced key life decisions. 

Registration is requested for planning purposes. To register, go to cuyahogalibrary.org. Click Branches/. Click Orange/. Click Branch Event Calendar/. Our event will show up on August 25. Click and reserve with your name and phone number. Any problem or question about registering? The Orange Library phone number is 216-831-4282. 

The library opens at 1:00 PM. Come at 1:00 if you’d like to help us set up. The program will begin at 1:30 PM. There will be opportunities to discuss the book with the author. Jane Austen Books will provide this book for purchase during the event.