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2023-25
Schedule of Events

October 14, 2023 at 10am
P&P Discussion

Please join us at Homewood Library for a discussion of Pride and Prejudice led by

Taylor Grace Carden. As always, feel free to bring a friend and/or snacks!

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December 16, 2023 at 11am
Annual Christmas and Birthday Celebration

Let's celebrate Jane's 248th birthday and the holiday season together! Renee Gainer will be educating us about Regency cookbooks, recipes, and that literary staple--gruel.
You are welcome to bring a Regency-inspired dish of your choice. Kathi Stafford will be hosting.
RSVP is required.

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February date TBD, 2024 at 10am
"Mawage is whot bwings us togethah today"

Helen Dolive will be talking to us about marriage in Austen's novels! So you have to show up.
Blanche Spinks will be hosting at her home.

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March 23rd or 30th, 2024 --Time TBD, Location TBD
Annual Regency Ball

Start getting ready for our annual ball! Costumes are always encouraged but not required. More details to follow.

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April TBD, 2024 at 10am
Dr. Peter Graham & Emma

Please join us at Homewood Library to hear Dr. Peter Graham speak to us via zoom about our favorite handsome, clever, and rich heroine. Dr. Graham is professor emeritus in the department of English at Virginia Tech and has been published in the Jane Austen journal Persuasions.

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June 15th, 2024 at 11am
Annual Spring Luncheon

Don't we love going to Ian Crawford's antebellum estate in Greensboro? Hollye Farmer and Devin Dolive will be enlightening us about that ever-befuddling element in Austen's novels--English law.

RSVP Required.

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August Date TBD, possibly the 23rd, 2024 at 10am
Annual Event Planning Meeting

More details to follow.

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Fall 2024/Spring 2025
Dr. Christine Colón's Return

We look forward to hearing again from Dr. Colón, department chair of English at Wheaton College. More details to follow.

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Date/Time TBD, 2025
Jane Austen & Adam Smith

We look forward to a lecture about Jane Austen and economics, which was something she was certainly familiar with according to poet W.H. Auden:
You could not shock her more than she shocks me;
Beside her Joyce seems innocent as grass.
It makes me most uncomfortable to see
An English spinster of the middle-class
Describe the amorous effects of ‘brass’,
Reveal so frankly and with such sobriety
The economic basis of society…

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Also, look for fun game nights (or weekend afternoons) and other small programs throughout the year.  
Please sign up for email updates!
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