Saturday, September 17, 2016, 1-4 pm
Susan Forgue and Victoria Hinshaw, presenters. When Jane Austen’s characters flock to London to partake of the “Season,” not all of them have the Marriage Mart as their goal. Join us as we explore many practical reasons Austen’s characters travel to Town, when and how long they stay, and detail the preparations needed to launch into the social whirl. Sue and Vicky will discuss Presentation at Court and vouchers for the pinnacle of social success, Almack’s Assembly Rooms. Find out who will be chosen as part of “the seventh heaven of fashionable society.” Event will be held at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
Sunday, September 18 at 12 pm
Northeast Wisconsin Book Club of the Wisconsin Region, JASNA, will next meet in Green Bay at Cheesecake Heaven. (The Packers are away, so traffic should be normal!) N.E.W. will be reading Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid, another selection from the Austen Project. It is suggested members read Austen's original alongside or at least watch the recent film starring JJ Feild to refresh your memory.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2 pm
The discussion will be on A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf and will be held at the home of Marsha Huff.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2 pm
The book Lady Susan has an added dimension for discussion as this summer the film adaptation Love and Friendship has been released. An additional topic for comments and discussion will be the JASNA AGM held in Washington D.C on the weekend of October 21-23. Hostess is Ann Gordon-Walker.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The annual Birthday Luncheon will take place at the Wisconsin Club in downtown Milwaukee. Jeffrey Nigro of the Art Institute of Chicago will speak on Divas in the Drawing Room, or Italian Opera Comes to Highbury.
January or February 2017 (TBD)
The books to be discussed are Lady Susan and The Watsons and the group will meet at the Milwaukee Public Library.
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2 pm
The topic is What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullen. Hostess will be Phyllis Menne.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 pm
The book to be discussed is Mrs. Jordan's Profession: The Story of a Great Actress and Future King by Claire Tomalin. The hostess will be Liz Cooper.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz. The discussion will be held at Sara Bowen's home in Fox Point.
Updated August 8, 2016