Upcoming meeting: '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. 

Meeting: JASNA Summer Luncheon

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
-- Northanger Abbey, Ch. 1

Join JASNA ONC for a summer luncheon
celebrating Northanger Abbey
Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Stancato’s Italian Restaurant
7380 State Rd, Parma, OH 44134

Come out and enjoy a lovely luncheon with a chance to discuss Austen with other fans. We invite you to bring your favorite short passage from Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey or related material to read aloud.

Buffet style lunch to include:

Modena Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Lemon Butter Baked Atlantic Cod
Penne with Marinara Sauce
Buttered Green Beans with Almonds
Salad and Rolls
Selection of Mini-Pastries
Choice of Coffee, Tea, or Soda

Lunch is $30 per person

Lunch fee is payable by cash or check made out to JASNA ONC the day of the event. Spaces are limited – please RSVP soon! RSVP required by JUNE 1ST RSVP to jasnaonc@gmail.com, or call JoAnne Podis at 216-401-6053
Note: There will be some stairs at the restaurant (no elevator)


Upcoming Meeting: What did Jane Austen see in Henrietta Street? - Jocelyn Harris

What did Jane Austen see in Henrietta Street?

Talk by Professor Jocelyn Harris

Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:30 to 4:30 PM
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MAYFIELD BRANCH
Large Meeting Room
Library opens for setup at 1:00 PM

During Austen’s lifetime, caricatures were widely produced and were displayed in printshop windows in London and the provinces, printed in newspapers, shared in portfolios and used to decorate all manner of accessories. The caricaturists offered biting satire to an eager audience, and they applied their harshest wit to the Royal family. What caricatures would Jane Austen have seen, and how did they influence her writing?

Dr. Jocelyn Harris
About our Presenter
Dr. Harris, professor emerita at the University of Otago, New Zealand, publishes extensively on eighteenth century literature. Her 2007 book, A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression: Jane Austen’s Persuasion, became a “must-read, must-have” addition to the home library of Austen fans and scholars. In her latest, Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen (Bucknell University Press, 2017), Dr. Harris provides examples of the resources Austen found in her private life to acquire intimate knowledge of popular and political culture and the behavior (and misbehavior) of celebrities of her time. Harris also shows how Austen’s celebrity-watching and political observation fed into the satire that weaves through her novels.

This meeting is free and open to the public.
RSVPs welcomed, but not necessary, at jasnaonc@gmail.com.

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