June with Jane Austen

 
                                                   

Living in

Jane Austen’s World

                                

Want to spend the morning living like Jane Austen? ****

Then join us on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:15 am until 1:30 pm.                                                 

                                                                                                                                     

Luncheon and Lecture


Newly installed JASNA President Claire Bellanti will travel from California to present to us.....

“You can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s”:  Jane Austen and Circulating Libraries. 

Circulating libraries made reading fashionable when books were expensive, but in Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Collins snubs a book (“he started back, and begging pardon, protested that he never read novels”) at the Bennets after the book was announced to be from a circulating library.  Why would a stuffy clergyman refuse to read such a book and why did young ladies like Lydia read little else?  No need to travel to Sanditon, President Bellanti will have the answers for us.

Workshops


Each participant will be asked to rank the workshops (1, 2, 3) but will be guaranteed to be in a workshop of their 1st or 2nd choice.


Dance

Learn how to dance like that husband-catching, fine-eyed Lizzie Bennet.

Louise Siddons will teach us three period dances popular in Jane Austen’s England.  Two dances will focus on those new to dancing so that we can all participate in the evening’s

Netherfield Ball and also give us an introduction to a medium level dance so that we can show off our abilities.  Instruction will be on a carpeted floor.


Jewelry

Make a Regency inspired pendant and earring set that even Lady Catherine would have found enchanting. Each participant in the Jewelry workshop will complete a Regency inspired jewelry set of  earrings and pendant. June Lubowinski has designed three sets based upon her research and you may select the style and color you would like to make in the workshop.   Please fill out the  selection form (link below) and include that with your registration (also, linked below).  All materials will be provided.


Penmanship

Join the ranks of those letter writing hunks Darcy, Robert Martin and Captain Wentworth

(okay, maybe not Captain Wentworth in just one workshop!) in the penmanship class.

Debi Sementelli, a calligrapher and award winning font developer, will present a workshop for all those who love beautiful writing.  The workshop will be an introduction to penmanship in a calligraphic style.  She will guide us through the strokes and formation of

letters in a copperplate hand.  You will be provided with all the materials required.


                                               Registration Fee $75.00

                       (includes workshops, luncheon and Valet parking)



                                      Registration Form

                           Jewelry kit selection Form



Spend the night at the Melrose Hotel

The Melrose Hotel has set aside a limited number of rooms at the special rate of $149 per night plus taxes for Friday June 19, 2015.  If you would like to reserve a room please contact the hotel directly at 214-521-5151 or 800-521-7172 and identify yourself as a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.  All reservations must be made by Friday, May 22, 2015.  Please check with the hotel for cancellation, no-show and early departure fees.

Complimentary valet is not provided for overnight stay.  Check with hotel for parking fees.



**** but without the risk of disease or a 10% childbirth death rate or social/economic oppression or a life expectancy of ~ 41 years.