"I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way."
The public is invited to meet Liz Philosophos Cooper, Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) President, as she presents Jane Austen: Working Woman. Miss Austen was a working woman and a dedicated professional writer. Cooper's illustrated talk with explore Austen's involvement in the business side of publishing her novels during a time of rampant financial instability. The Austen family were active participants in both war and finance and these two sectors intertwined in the story of her writing and publishing.
A cream tea will be served (compliments of the Dayton Chapter and the Library) and Jane Austen Books will be on hand to present exciting plans for the 2020 Annual General Meeting in Cleveland.
Attendees are encouraged to dress as Miss Austen would (in period costume) and registration is required to ensure sufficient refreshments (and seating). The event is open to all interested in the works of Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma.