Tuesday, 14 April 2015

McCalling all Austen Fans!

The lovely people at the International Literature Festival Dublin, have once again agreed to offer JASI members a concession price for their Alexander McCall Smith talk on Thursday 21st May at 8pm in The Main Space, Dublin.

 His adaptation of 'Emma' has just been published in paperback, so I know that many of you will be keen to hear him speak and attend the book-signing afterwards. Here is the blurb: 'It’s 15 years since The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency introduced the world to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s leading (in fact, only) female PI.

Since then her creator, Alexander McCall Smith, has become one of the UK’s best-loved authors, selling over 20 million books, launching several successful new series (including Scotland Street), and becoming perhaps the second most famous resident of Edinburgh’s New Town (where JK Rowling also lives). In this special event, McCall Smith comes to Dublin to talk about the characters and themes that have won him millions of readers all over the world.' Tickets cost €12 but for JASI members are €10.

You will find the concession code on the most recent issue of The Austen Gazette.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Want to Win an Austen Hamper of Delights?

Some lucky person will take home this impressive Austen Hamper at the end of our literary event at the Law Society this May, consisting of incomparable novels, by Austen and others, Deirdre Le Faye's renowned collection of Austen's letters, plus a beautiful annotated edition of 'Persuasion'.

The hamper also boasts the latest adaptations of Austen's classics, by the likes of Joanna Trollope, P.D. James and Alexander McCall Smith; as well as a Jane Austen mug, a delicious bottle of wine and box of chocolates.  You certainly will feel pampered with this prize.

But especially exciting is that it will contain no less than two recent publications, signed by the author themselves: Jo Baker's 'Longbourn', and Lisa Pliscou's 'Young Jane Austen' . Now that is exciting!
The hamper will be raffled off at the 'Austen Meets Jo Baker' event at the Law Society, Dublin, on May 9th.  See the link on the right for details.  Tickets will go on sale on the day.
Good luck to all who enter!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Jane Austen Event that Cannot be Missed!

* Please note: The Jane Austen Society of Ireland Committee has deemed that this is an adults-only event.  More family orientated events will take place over the coming months.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Secret Jane Austen Book Club: 'Emma'

Have you been longing to discuss Austen's novels with other Janeites?  Well now is your chance.  Join our society* and receive your invite.

Some of our members are meeting up in a lovely, secret, Georgian location, in the centre of Dublin on Monday, 9th March, to discuss Austen's novel 'Emma', which was published 200 years ago this year.

Please get in touch if you would like to attend and we will furnish instructions!  It begins at 8pm, and will most likely go on until 10pm.  Don't forget to bring your novel, if you like and it would be wonderful if everyone had, as Frank Churchill would say, 'one very interesting thing to say ' about the book.

It is just a casual thing; a chance for us to meet and to discuss one of Austen's most flawed-heroines.  Like or loath her, Emma will certainly give us much food for debate, as will Mr Knightley, Frank Churchill and even old Mr Woodhouse.

See you there!

* JASI annual membership is €10

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Maytime in Dublin, celebrating Jane Austen.

* Please note: The Jane Austen Society of Ireland Committee has deemed that this is an adults-only event.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Jane Austen Meets Jo Baker

* Please note: The Jane Austen Society of Ireland Committee has deemed that this is an adults-only event.  More family orientated events will take place over the coming months.
Tickets on sale NOW
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Chapterhouse Open-Air Theatre Productions, Summer 2015

Chapterhouse Open-Air Theatre Productions is returning to Ireland with an adaptation of  'Pride and Prejudice', which tours the length and breath of the country.  Now you will have no excuse not to go!  Our members had so much fun over the last couple of years, enjoying Austen out of doors, that we urge you to gather together friends and family, young and old, to experience this sensual delight.

Remember, JASI members usually can secure tickets at a reduced rate, so get in touch with us closer to the time, before booking, to obtain a discount booking code.   In the meantime, get your hands on a nice picnic basket and fancy wellies... so you will be ready for all eventualities.  See below for details
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