Deborah Yaffe


By Deborah Yaffe, Nov 9 2017 02:00PM

As this Jane Austen bicentenary year nears its close, I’m happy to report that I’ll get to play a small part in the local commemoration: I’ll be speaking on Among the Janeites and Austen fandom at the Monmouth County Library this Sunday, November 12. The library is located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan, New Jersey.

The library is planning a full afternoon of Austen-bicentenary commemoration: My talk and book-signing will run from 2 to 3 pm and will be followed by a radio play of Pride and Prejudice, which sounds like a lot of fun.

Hope you can stop by!

By Deborah Yaffe, Sep 17 2015 01:00PM

My next book talk will take place this coming Sunday, September 20, from 2-4 pm in Jackson, MS: I’ll be speaking to the Mississippi branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America. A reception will follow the talk, and of course I’m always thrilled to sign Among the Janeites for anyone kind enough to buy a copy.

The talk will be held at the Eudora Welty Library, 300 North State Street in Jackson. Let us just contemplate for a moment the delightfulness of a library named after a writer, rather than after someone who gave a bunch of money to build it. (Although I hasten to add that I’m all in favor of people who have a bunch of money using it to build libraries.)

All the details are on the Events page of my website. The local paper in Jackson also ran a story about the event and its host, the Mississippi JASNA chapter. If you plan to be in Jackson on Sunday, please drop by!

By Deborah Yaffe, Oct 21 2013 01:00PM

I’ve been taking my vitamins faithfully, and I trust I’ll be healthy enough tonight to deliver the talk at the Princeton Public Library that I had to cancel last month because of illness.

I’ll be speaking about and signing Among the Janeites, starting at 7 pm in the Community Room of the library, 65 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, NJ. The talk is free and open to the public -- no tickets required. And the library is a beautiful and inspiring public space, well worth seeing for its own sake.

I hope to see you tonight!

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