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2019 Programs

Meeting Dates and Topics

February 17 - Continuing our reading of Jane Austen's novels in order of publication, we will discuss Persuasion, at the Plainsboro Public Library

April 14 - Program TBD

June 16 - Program TBD

August 18 - Talk on Regency Navy, location TBD

October 20 - Discussion of several critical articles on Persuasion. Location TBD

December 15 - Our Annual holiday and Jane Austen birthday party, including games and book Pollyanna, at a member's house in Freehold.


Reading Group Dates and Books

March 17 - Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

May 19 - Jane Austen's Sailor Brothers by J. H. Hubback and Edith C. Hubback

September 15 - We will be discussing works of Jane Austen fanfiction.  You can read one or all three; for each book, one attendee will present a short summary/book report for the benefit of those who have chosen a different book.

  • Mary B.  by Katherine J. Chen
  • Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi


November 17 - Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity by Janine Barchas

All Meeting times are at 2 pm unless otherwise noted!

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