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The Jane Austen Book Club

In April, we had a great time viewing the adaptation of "Emma"-- "Clueless." the story of a privileged Beverly Hills teen who tries her hand at matchmaking, with mixed results,  In May, our meeting is moved to the 18th when we will be discussing "Northanger Abbey," Jane Austen's attempt at a parody of the Gothic novel, a popular genre of the day.  Come join us at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room in the Carnegie Building, 244 W.

Jane Austen Book Club - March

What a great time was had by all at the February meeting!  We had our largest crowd ever and the fim "Bride & Prejudice" got a vigorous round of applause.  One of our members, Katie, had the brilliant idea to continue to alternate formats for our meeting - one month an Austen novel discussion and the following month the same book in movie format.  Her idea was proclaimed as "brilliant" by the folks attending, so it was adopted.  Next month we will be reading and discussing "Emma" and

Jane Austen Book Club

We had such a good time discussing "Pride & Prejudice" last month that we dibride and prejdn't finish the topic.  We decided to have a video night next month and watch one of the most colorful and certainly the most musical version, "Bride & Prejudice."  The party starts at 6:00.  We will serve popcorn and drinks are on the attendees.  So mark your calendar for February 9th and lay in a store of your favorite non-alcoholic bev

Jane Austen Book Club

What a wonderful Christmas party was held at Carnegie on Dec. 15th!  One of our members came from her freshman year at MSU to join us.  We played some fun Austen games and Sarah from MSU won both of them!  Everyone. however, went home with a DVD of music from Jane Austen's time.  We read about Christmas in Georgian (and Regency) England and discussed how things had changed. And, of course, we enjoyed tea, cookies and cake as well as lively conversation.

Jane Austen Book Club Celebrates Christmas - Regency Style!

The Jane Austen* Book Club will celebrate Christmas, Regency Style, on December 15th, 2008 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Building.  We have moved the meeting back one week so some of our recent graduates can visit with us during the holidays.  We will read descriptions of Christmas celebrations found in Austen books and other source materials from the Georgian period.

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