Please vote for Pride & Prejudice — The Great American Read on PBS.

Via JASNA, the Great American Read, a new feature on PBS television, is doing an online poll of favorite books, and reminding folks to please vote for Austen’s Pride and Prejudice!

Here is the link/URL —



Monday 13 March 2018 at the Boston Public Library–Free talk/lecture with Ted Scheinan, author of–Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan.

To be held on 13 March, 2018, 6pm at the Boston Public Library, Central Branch, Boylston Street, Copley Square, in the Newsfeed Cafe — free talk/lecture with Ted Scheinan, author of the book: Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan.  More info. via the link —

An excerpt of the book is also featured in The Paris Review.


Call for Submissions: JASNA Annual Essay Contest: Open to High School, College/University, and Graduate Students — 2018 theme celebrating Persuasion.

Just a quick word, JASNA — the Jane Austen Society of North America has an annual essay contest open to students in three (3) categories: 1) High School, 2) College/University, and 3) Graduate School.  The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2018.

The 2018 theme, celebrates the anniversary of Austen’s novel Persuasion — The trio of faith, hope and charity all feature in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. Discuss how possessing or lacking these qualities affects a character’s behavior and drives the plot. You may focus on one quality or examine the interplay of two or all three. You may include more than one character in your discussion.

For more information link to the main web page/url — there is a link to the FAQs, as well as Submission Guides and PDF documents poster/flyer.


JASNA Tour of England 2018 celebrating the publication of Persuasion.

Update February 2018–This year’s tour is full!  According to JASNA it filled two(2) weeks after being announced — so folks have to move/book fast!

JASNA has announced the theme of its 2018 England Tour — will be to celebrate the publication of Austen’s Persuasion.  More info on their website/URL/link below —