The Greater Chicago Region of JASNA is delighted to welcome you to Chicago and the 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Chicago during October 2-5, 2008, at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel.
We certainly hope that you find our hearty Midwestern welcome to be as warm, friendly, and genuine as we like to think it is. Nothing could top our pleasure in welcoming the "Fabulous 500+" to the Magnificent Mile. We invite you to study the program we've put together for you and hope (nay, we feel pretty sure) that you won't be able to resist
Almost two centuries after an Austen novel was first published, her work continues to have influence which is difficult to measure. It extends from the highest levels of literary scholarship and criticism to the broadest dimensions of popular culture. The reach of her impact is literally global in scope. Our theme, "Austen's Legacy: Life, Love & Laughter," is intended to reflect on this influence.
What legacy did Jane leave to you? We want to know. We invite you to share your thoughts on Jane Austen's legacy. Please click "An Invitation to Write" and find out how to contribute to the display on Austen's Legacy.
Please browse these pages to learn more about what will be available at our AGM. We've tried to include all the information you need, but if you still have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago.
Cordially, the 2008 AGM Steering Committee