Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you!

Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you!

Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you!

Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you- ooooh!

Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you!

(and 238 more!)

Jane Austen, Watercolour and pencil portrait b...

Jane Austen, Watercolour and pencil portrait by her sister Cassandra, 1810 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jane was born in Steve, England in 1775.

Despite what my nephew, Will, claims, she was an awesome writer. And although she died a really, really long time ago and only published 6 novels (well, 4, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey come out AFTER her death) she more than deserves an international fan club.

I’m lucky enough to be part of the Maryland chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America and we had our Winter event and Birthday Party yesterday. It was held at The College of Notre Dame’s Doyle Room and attended by about 50 of our members. We had a wonderful lunch and birthday cake to celebrate the day. We also had a guest speaker, the witty and very entertaining writer Tracy Kiely.

English: Engraving of Steventon rectory, home ...

English: Engraving of Steventon rectory, home of the Austen family during much of Jane Austen’s lifetime (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wrote about Jane last year on her birthday, so you should go HERE to read more about her.
You can learn about the Austen collection at Goucher Library in my March 2103 article in Mason-Dixon Arrive Magazine HERE. Or click HERE to read my blog post on Jane Austen and Knitting.

There are lots of other Jane related blog post here. (Imagine THAT!) Just type in Jane Austen in the search field to the right and they’ll pop up.



About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

4 responses to “Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you!

  • pianogirl88

    She shares a birthday with Ludwig van Beethoven who was 5 years old when she was born!

  • ritalovestowrite

    I didn’t know that! Well, thank you for choosing my play list for the rest of the afternoon ma’am. 🙂

  • pianogirl88

    Today is also the 90th birthday of Menahem Pressler, who was a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio. They gave approximately 6,000 concerts from their first one in 1955 to the last one in 2008. Pressler was the only pianist of the group, although there were at least 2 or 3 violinists and cellists. I was fortunate enough to hear them before they disbanded. He has now launched a solo career at his “young” age, which is a wonderful role model for the rest of us getting up there. I posted a great performance of the original trio playing the Beethoven Archduke Trio so I could cover two big events with one video! 🙂

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