Jane Austen Book Club
AGM Steering committee is pleased to announce plans to show the
new feature film, The Jane
Austen Book Club. This special event will occur on Sunday at
9:15 PM (after the "Top of Vancouver"
Post-conference dinner) at the Fifth Avenue Theatres and is
only open to AGM attendees. Tickets are limited due to the
fixed capacity of the theatre and will be sold for $20
Canadian. The price includes transportation to and from the film, either
from the Fairmont Hotel or from the "Top of
Vancouver" Post-conference dinner. Tickets must
be purchased at the time of registration for the AGM, no later
than 10 AM on Friday.
Robin Swicord, director and screenwriter,
will attend the event. She will talk about making the
film and answer questions. Karen Joy Fowler, author of The
Jane Austen Book Club on which the film is based, is also attending the film screening
and will say a few words along with Robin Swicord.
Knightley Pays a Call: A Conversation at Randalls"
"As Mrs. Elton attempts to
establish her domain in Highbury, she'll meet her match in Emma!"
On Friday evening the United
Players Theatre Company of Vancouver, which has delighted Vancouver
audiences for over forty years, will entertain us with a play written
especially for this year's AGM, by JASNA members Judith Fiedler.
Pains and Pleasures of Editing Jane Austen"
Saturday noon, novelist and former
newspaper columnist Anne Giardini will moderate while five distinguished
guests discuss their experiences as editors of the Broadview Press edition
of Jane Austen's novels. Broadview Press is a small, independent
Canadian publisher admired for the quality and range of its
evening begins in the Pacific Ballroom as Janeites, companions
and guests gather to chat about their day and observe the
pageant of costumes and finery that have become an integral
part of JASNA's Saturday night entertainment. During this
pre-banquet social hour (which includes a cash bar), you will
have an opportunity to meeting with attending authors and have
your books signed. This will also be the time to
consider future vacation plans as you meet with the 2008 AGM
Committee from Chicago!
At the appointed
hour, dinner will be served in the BC Ballroom. After
dinner, a piper will lead the parade of costumed revellers
through the room and into the magnificent Pacific Ballroom for
our Regency Ball. A troupe of English Country Dancers
with Dance Mistress Marie Disiewicz, will be waiting to
demonstrate one or two dances for your enjoyment.
Afterwards, those who want to show off their skills or just
join in for fun, may take the floor.
Church Cathedral Thanksgiving Service
morning (8 am to 9 am), Vancouver's Christ
Church Cathedral extends a warm welcome to all JASNA
members and invites them to attend Thanksgiving communion
service - in Regency costume if you wish. Especially for
Janeites, readings from Emma, and Jane Austen's prayers
will be a highlight, as will music from the period on the
superb new cathedral pipe organ. This historic and
recently renovated church, whose stained glass windows include
three designed by William Morris & Company, is located
across the street from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
During their visits to Vancouver, Prince Charles, Princess
Diana and Queen Elizabeth II have attended cathedral services.
of Vancouver" Post-Conference Dinner
a lovely way to end your visit to Vancouver and spend a little
more time with members of JASNA, join us for Sunday dinner at
of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant. At 533 feet, this
restaurant affords a panoramic and unobstructed view of
Vancouver, the costal mountains and the ocean. While you
enjoy a delicious meal and sip a glass or two, the restaurant
will slowly rotate 360 degrees. This experience will be
a special memory to take home with you. Note: Companions
are welcome at this event.
Public Library - cancelled
library, located a short five blocks east of the hotel,
will enter into the JASNA AGM spirit with displays of rare
books and other materials that reflect the daily life and
general history of Jane Austen's time. Although there
was no European settlement in the North West during her
lifetime, the British naval Captain, George Vancouver, for
whom the city was named, was actively charting and exploring
British Columbia's coastline.
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