Sex, Money and Power in Jane Austen's Fiction, the Jane Austen Society of North America's Annual General Meeting, in New York City October 5-7, 2012
Public Programs

The following programs at this year's Jane Austen Society of North America Annual General Meeting (AGM2012) are open to the public. You do not have to register for the conference in order to attend any of these events.

Free Lecture

In Search of the Real Jane Austen: by Annette LeClair
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Thursday October 4th, at The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY
This is an ideal session for someone who would like to be introduced to, or to hear more about, a wonderful author.

Speaker: Annette LeClair is a Librarian at Schaffer Library, Union College. She has presented her work on Austen at variety of conferences.

Please reserve your free tickets so that we know how many people to expect. Send an email to with your name and the number of tickets requested.

Musical Performances

Julianne Baird

Jane Austen and Her Music
8:00 PM, Friday October 5th, at The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY
One of the world's foremost sopranos, Julianne Baird, will create a wonderful artistic encounter for Austen lovers. Her Jane Austen recitals interweave songs from the Austen family collection (as well as other standards of the period) with narrations drawn from Austen's novels. Ms. Baird has appeared with orchestras and opera companies throughout the world, and has made a specialty of performing the Baroque repertoire. Her many recordings have made her artistry known throughout the world. More about Ms. Baird, whose voice The Washington Post praised for "supreme expressive beauty," can be found here.

JASNA Member or Student $20

Non members $25

Vassar College Women's Chorus, photo courtesy of Vassar College

The Vassar College Women's Chorus
The Vassar College Women's Chorus will perform works based on Jane Austen texts, specially commissioned by Vassar College and the Jane Austen conference from composers, Eleanor Daley and Joelle Wallach. The Chorus has performed in New York, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia as well as abroad. The concert will be held at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, where Abraham Lincoln prayed and where escaped slaves were sheltered on the Underground Railroad.

JASNA Member or Student $20

Non members $25

Your tickets will be available for pickup at the door.