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Festival weekend

By Deborah Yaffe, Jul 10 2020 01:00PM

Just a reminder that this weekend will be an exciting one for Janeites: the online version of the popular Jane Austen Festival–held, in virus-free years, in Louisville, Kentucky--runs from tonight through Sunday.


I’ve got a dog in this fight, since I will be on the program twice:

--Tonight at 7 pm (Eastern), I’ll be speaking on the history and contemporary significance of Jane Austen fanfiction, with a live Q&A session to follow the pre-recorded talk.

--Tomorrow at noon (Eastern), I’ll be appearing on a panel with Soniah Kamal, author of the 2019 Pride and Prejudice update Unmarriageable, moderated by Anne Bogel, creator of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog. A live Q&A will follow the panel, as well.


Registration for the Q&As has closed, but you can watch the talk and the panel on the festival's YouTube channel.


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