Pikes Peak and Denver/Boulder Regions
“Austen at Altitude”
April 11-13, 2013
Mark your calendars now for the super events we have planned for April 2013, the “Austen at Altitude” bi-regional conference! In conjunction with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Pikes Peak and Denver/Boulder Regions of JASNA are planning:
April 11, 2013: The opening night of Sense and Sensibility: The Musical and fundraiser benefiting the Chawton House Library. A stellar creative team and cast have worked for years to put together a fantastic musical interpretation of Austen’s classic. Ticket sales for opening night will benefit the Chawton House Library, and attendees purchasing fundraiser tickets will be able to attend a back-stage tour and cocktail reception prior to the musical.
April 12, 2013: From 8 to midnight, a Regency ball (optional period attire) in the magnificent Sewell Grand Ballroom, with a view of Denver that is not to be missed. Light refreshments and a cash bar.
April 13, 2013: A series of talks on Jane Austen, held at the Denver Performing Arts Complex:
- Claudia Johnson, Professor of English at Princeton, will give the keynote address
- Joan Ray, JASNA President (2000-2006), Professor of English at the University of Colorado, author of Jane Austen for Dummies, and President of the North American Friends of Chawton House Library, will moderate a round-table discussion with the creative team behind Sense and Sensibility: The Musical
- Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco systems and the philanthropist behind the Chawton House revival, will talk about the Chawton House Library
- Susan Greenfield, Professor of English at Fordham University and author of Huffington Post’s “Jane Austen Weekly,” will wrap things up.
Detailed information and pricing for all of the events can be found at http://www.jasnadenverboulder.org/regional_conf_2013.htm.
—Leee Overmann and Rae Wiseman