I so suck at this project. I freely admit it. I was finishing revisions on a novel, had several editing jobs in a row, two back to back killer colds and then there were the holidays. I just couldn't keep up.
But, trying to redeem myself by joining JASNA (finally!) and now plan to go to the upcoming Austen conference in Pittsburgh which includes an Assembly - woo hoo! See info below if you're anywhere within driving distance of it and want to attend. It's about $100 for the conference and the assembly.JASNA Pittsburgh’s first annual Jane Austen Festival
The Pittsburgh region of The Jane Austen Society of North America will hold a day-long Jane Austen Festival and Assembly Ball on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Please join us for a day dedicated to celebrating and examining the work of Jane Austen! Speakers will include:
- Joan Klingel Ray, Professor of English and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and author of Jane Austen for Dummies;
- Gaelen Foley, NY Times bestselling author of fifteen adventure-filled historical romances set in the Regency period;
- Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, Professors of English and editors of Jane Austen in Hollywood.
Registration, Costume Rental and Regency Emporium will open at 9 am. The conference, with multiple concurrent workshop sessions, will take place between 10 am and 5 pm. Workshop topics will include costume, gardens, dancing rules and etiquette of the period, Austen in films, and more.
The evening’s Assembly Ball and live music will run from 8 pm to 11 pm. Dance workshops will be offered during the conference to prepare you for the delights of the evening.
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER: http://www.janeaustenpgh.org/news.htm