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Winter Meeting 2017

"Austen Ever After"

Sunday, February 12, 2017
12:00 to 3:00 pm

Marcello’s Lincoln Park
645 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL

This year, lovers of Jane Austen throughout the world are commemorating the 200th anniversary of Austen’s passing. JASNA-GCR will launch our celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Austen with our annual Winter Meeting. 

Join us for a comforting winter luncheon followed by “Austen Ever After,” a lively discussion of Austen-inspired fiction and drama with our very special guest panelists:

Syrie James, author of several Austen-inspired novels, including: Jane Austen’s First Love, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, and The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen. She will be joining us from sunny California!

Karen Doornebos, a good friend of JASNA-GCR and local star in the world of Austen-inspired fiction. She is the author of Definitely Not Mr. Darcy and Undressing Mr. Darcy, which explore the world of Austen fandom in all its hilarious, humane glory.

Lauren Shouse, Literary Director and Dramaturg at Northlight Theatre, who will share with the us the joys and challenges of creating an “afterlife” for some of Austen’s most beloved (and some not-so-beloved) characters in the recent production of Lauren Gunderson and Margo Melcon’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

Parking is available at the restaurant and it is conveniently accessible by public transportation.

Registration deadline is February 8, 2017.
Members $40; Guests $50

To register by mail click here to download the form.