Minnesota Region: A Conversation with Jane Austen
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Jane Austen Visits From the Autumn of 1815
Join the JASNA-Minnesota and Wisconsin Regions for an immersive conversation with Jane Austen, suitable for both the casual reader of her novels and the most devoted "Janeite". Debra Ann Miller portrays Jane Austen in a visit from the autumn of 1815. Jane visits with you at this, the most vibrant and hopeful time of her life. Her first three novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park are published, and Emma is complete. Drawing from her letters, juvenilia, and novels, this 45 minute performance delves into the personal life of one of the most beloved and intriguing novelists of the 19th century. Jane Austen speaks about her childhood in Steventon, her brothers and beloved sister Cassandra, and her writing. By the end of the presentation, the audience will know more about Miss Jane Austen the woman, as well as the author.
Debra Ann Miller is a professional actress, vocalist and voice-over talent with over 30 years of experience as a performer for live audiences, television and film.