Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Jane-austenesque 2021

Jane-austenesque 2021
doing things Jane Austen related
* read - watch - listen - craft - puzzle - etc. *

JANUARY: watch
Lady Susan: Facts are Such Horrid Things!

Lady Susan adapted by Bettye Dew and performed by members of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Region on December 4, 2020 - the video will be available for 90 days, until March 4, 2021 (here)

my two-bits: Nice online zoom storytelling of a Jane Austen epistolary.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Jane Austen themed short films
hosted by JASNA Southwest
Available to watch after premiere on January 24
(details here)

First place (20+)—Jillian Davis and Yolanda Rodriguez, “Jane Austen Virtual Book Club”
First place (under 20)—Thomas Fitzgerald, “Handsome, Clever and Rich”
Second place (20+)—Lydia Smith, “A Letter to Jane”
Second place (under 20)—Elliot Cagle, “A Certain Step Towards Falling in Love”
Third place (20+)—Courtney Birnbaum, “Morland and Mishaps”
Third place (under 20)—Sajween Khan, “Letters to Cassandra”

FEBRUARY: nibbles

my delectables: pic tba

MARCH: embroidery

my stitchery: pic tba

APRIL: puzzle
Pride and Puzzlement: A Jane Austen Puzzle
A 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Featuring Literature's Most Beloved Characters and Couples
art by Jaqui Oakley
release date: March 29, 2021 | details

Featuring illustrations and information about Austen’s most famous novels and characters like Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Mr. Knightley from Emma, Elinor and Margaret Dashwood from Sense and Sensibilty, and more, this puzzle, with its accompanying frameable poster, is perfect for both longtime fans and Austen newbies.

my two-bits: tba


* header image source: cover of Austenland by Shannon Hale


  1. I'll have to watch the Lady Susan piece. I just got a used library book called Lady Vernon and her Daughter by Jane Rubio that got me on a Lady Susan craze. That puzzle looks fun.

    Enjoy your monthly Austenesque activities.

  2. I re-read everything by Jane Austen last year for Jane Austen July, and watched Love and friendship, which is in fact an adaptation of Lady Susan - that was so very good, I bought the DVD. Have a good Jane Austen year ;)


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