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Jane Austen Book Club for November

The Jane Austen Book Club for November meets on Monday, the 9th at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room at the Jackson District Library Carnegie building, 244 W.

Bouchercon 2009

Bouchercon 2009 is the world's largest conference of mystery writers and fans.  This year, its fortieth, was held in Indianapolis, a brisk 3.5 hour drive from Jackson.  1500 authors and fans gathered for four days of discussions, hilarity and networking.  I have been wanting to go for several years, and this year I finally made it.  I met many of my favorite authors, met lots of other fans, and was exposed to many, many new authors,  I've seldom met so many nice people.  The writers were so kind and approachable.  Not surprisingly, they are delighted to he

Jane Austen Book Club

Unfortunately, last month the Jane Austen Book Club meeting had to be cancelled, again  So we will pick up this month with the program we were going to put on last month - a showing of the 1995 version of "Persuasion" - Austen's bittersweet tale of love's second chances.  We are back on our winter hours, so we will meet from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Bldg., 244 W. Michigan Ave. on October 12th.

Jane Austen Book Club

Unfortunately, last month the Jane Austen Book Club meeting had to be cancelled.  So we will pick up this month with the program we were going to put on last month - a showing of the 1995 version of "Persuasion" - Austen's bittersweet tale of love's second chances.  We are back on our winter hours, so we will meet from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Bldg., 244 W. Michigan Ave.

Jane Austen Book Club

As a followup to last month's discussion on "Persuasion", we will be watching the movie of the same name for the August meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club.  We will meet at 5:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, in the Carnegie building on August 10th.  Which version shall we watch?  Both the 1995 version, starring Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root, and the 2007 versions, starring Sally Hawkins and Rubert Penry-Jones were commissioned for Masterpiece Theatre with the 1995 version debuting in theaters, a first for Masterpiece.  The 1995 version is beautifully filmed and was awarded a

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