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Posted by Martha Caprarotta on January 19, 1998 at 09:38:35:
In response to JA Festivals, written by SarahL on January 14, 1998 at 08:33:44
] Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me, I'm sure you can.
] A few years ago, when I first discovered JA I went into my state library and watched a short documentry film on JA festivals celebrating her life, works, etc. in England.
] The documentary was filmed in the late 1970's I think.
] I was just wondering if these festivals still occur and if they do how regularly do they take place?
Every year, the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) has its conference that lasts 3 or 4 days. There are plenary speakers, breakout speakers & discussions, a banquet, trivia contests, JA related exhibits, various forms of evening entertainment (sometimes a regency ball with card tables, like last October in San Francisco, and sometimes theatrical performances), field trips, and usually a small Regency Fair where chapters and vendors sell their JA/regency related wares. This year's location is Quebec, in early October. In addition, there are more than 30 chapters that hold various events throughout the year. See the Jane Austen Society of North America web page for full information.
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