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Southwest Region: Jane Austen-Working Woman

Feb 23

10:00 am

Jane Austen's Writing and Publishing

1st slide3Featured speaker will be Liz Philosophos Cooper, who is making JASNA Southwest her first speaking engagement as JASNA’s new National President.  Jane Austen was a working woman and determined professional writer. This illustrated talk will explore Austen’s involvement in the business of publishing novels during a time of rampant financial instability. The Austen family were active participants in both war and finance and these two sectors intertwined in the story of Jane Austen’s writing and publishing.

 The recently renovated Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community. Attendees will have the option of driving together to nearby Kenneth Village or Burbank restaurants for lunch on their own following the morning meeting. 

For more information, visit the Region’s website.