Wednesday, May 25, 2011

JASNA Annual General Meeting in Fort Worth

I will be attending the Jane Austen Society of North America Annual General Meeting in Fort Worth from October 14-16. This is my first AGM, so I'm really excited. Here are the plenary speakers:

Joan Ray - Author of Jane Austen for Dummies
“Sense and Sensibility as Austen’s Problem Novel”
Friday October 14

Andrew Davies - Screenwriter of many Austen film adaptations
“Mr. Darcy’s Wet Shirt and Other Embarrassments: Some Pleasure and Pitfalls in Austen Adaptations”
Saturday October 15

Deirdre Le Faye - Author of Jane Austen, The World of Her Novels
David Selwyn - Austen scholar and Chairman of the Jane Austen Society
“Dynamic Duos: David and Deirdre & Sense and Sensibility”
Sunday October 16

In addition, I will be signing books on Sunday morning along with Austen Authors, Abigail Reynolds, Diana Birchall, and C. Allyn Pierson. Laurel Ann Nattress of Austenprose will be signing copies of her new book, Jane Austen Made Me Do It, a short-story collection, along with Carrie Bebris at a nearby Barnes and Noble.

Registration is now open, and since enrollment has been set at 600, if you are attending, you might want to get a move on it as 305 people have already signed up.

I hope that lots of my readers, friends, fans, etc. will be going. Let's do lunch. :) Mary

JASNA AGM Link for registration and more information


  1. Yay! I can't wait! I sent in my registration, booked my room and bought my plane ticket. I'm sooo ready! I'll see you there, Mary!

  2. I sent in my registration yesterday. Looking forward to seeing you and hearing the lectures.

  3. You get to see Andrew Davies! So jealous. I may have to rethink whether or not I can go. My sis and I went to last year's AGM in Portland and it was a lot of fun.

  4. Jenny, This is my first. I have family in TX, so I have double incentive. It would be wonderful if you could come. I'd enjoy meeting you. We could talk about all those great period adaptations. Still haven't seen the new Jane Eyre. I guess I'll have to wait for Netflix.

  5. That sounds like so much fun Mary! I wish I could go. I would love to get autographs from you and the other Austen Authors as well as Laurel Ann Nattress. If it is ever in Atlanta I will definitely be there! Hope you have a wonderful time! Enjoy Andrew Davies too!

  6. Damnation!! I can't make it this time. However if you are doing lunch do me a doggy bag and send it over.
    Now what do I have to do to get a signature, Mary?

    Have a great time. It sounds really exciting.


  7. Tony, When Mr. Darcy's Bite comes out, you will be receiving an autographed copy. I couldn't have done the Scottish dialect without you. :)

  8. Sounds so fantastic! Wish I could go! Have fun!

  9. What a great line up! Wow! I won't be making it from WA but my thoughts will be there. Sounds like a great time. You have fun!