September 2012

Jane Austen Society - Maine Chapter

Fall Meeting, Saturday, September 22, 2012

Portland Public Library, Main Branch

5 Monument Square, Portland


A Visual Interpretation of Austen’s Novels with Illustrations of Hugh Thomson and Joan Hassall: An Entertainment

Presented by Barbara Briggs






Registration: 1:30 pm

Speaker/Q&A:  2:00 pm

Refreshments: 3:00-3:30 pm

And, yes, the Austen Library will be there!!

Barbara Briggs is one of our longtime members whose insights on Austen keep growing and deepening!   

Parking:  Library recommends using a parking garage as street parking has 2-hour limit.  Elm Street Parking Garage is across from them and costs $1.75/hr.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Return this portion of form and payment to Margaret Dunlop, 32 Cumberland Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 by September 20th.   After this, please call Margaret at 725-2386.

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                 Meeting fee          $     5.00 

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     Amount included (checks payable to JASNA-Maine):         $________

A message from our Coordinator…

Dear Fellow Janeites,

         On a beautiful, sunny afternoon in Harpswell Neck, about twenty of us gathered at the home of Ann Standridge for our annual Box Hill picnic.  In this scenic venue, we ate great food, talked of Jane and other matters, and wandered about Ann’s well-kept gardens.

         The afternoon concluded with the wit and wisdom of Jane as Karin Jackson read selections from the book, Jane Austen Speaks to Women by Edith Lank.  Thank you, Karin.  And thank you, Ann, for being an excellent hostess.  I am also grateful to the committee that made this all happen.

         We are now looking forward to our next gathering on September 22 in Portland.  The invitation has the details.


                                                      Ted Poland

Upcoming events & speakers:

December 15 - Jennifer Tuttle from UNE at St. Paul's in Brunswick


Further information:  We are including a listing of our membership and hope this will be a useful way for members to contact each other.  If you wish your name not to be included in the future, please get in touch with Ted Poland, telephone 934-5890, or Judith Clarke, telephone 737-2406.  And take a moment to check your email address for accuracy…or to see if it is listed… and give any changes to Judith Clarke.

Also please note that our Maine Chapter dues will increase in January 2013 to $10 annually ($15 for a couple).