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11:20--Carrie Bebris, author of the award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery series, presents “You Pierce My Soul,” a novelist’s perspective on how Austen uses letters exchanged between her characters to build her stories

12:10--Photos at the Jane Austen bust outside Humanities Center and walk to Kennedy Union

12:30--High Tea Luncheon Finger sandwiches (chicken salad, egg salad, cucumber), raisin scones with clotted cream, deli cocktail sandwiches (mini brioche filled with roast beef, ham, turkey), mini vanilla cream puffs, chocolate truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, homemade lemon tea cookies, hot teas.

1:45--Kim Wilson, author of Tea with Jane Austen and In the Garden with Jane Austen, gives an illustrated presentation “Love in the Shrubbery: In the Garden with Jane Austen.”

2:35--Autograph session/informal discussion with authors, Kim and Carrie. You may bring your own books, or purchase them at the Jane Austen Books Emporium.

3:30-- English Country Dance workshop with Tom and Toni Tumbush, dance masters from the Cincinnati English Country Dancers. They will be presenting a dance that Jane Austen knew and loved, and likely danced herself. (See following article for details.)

5:00-- Gala ends

Parking is Free! You can park for free at the University of Dayton in C lot on Saturday, May 18. No permit needed. Lot C is next to the Euguene Kettering Engineering building and just a few steps from the Jesse Philips Humanities Center, where the Gala's morning program will be held. Here's a link to UD's Map of the campus http://map.udayton.edu. The best way to get to Lot C is either take Irving Ave and turn onto Evanston, which becomes Founders Lane and ends at Lot C; or take Brown Street and turn east onto Kiefaber, and turn left when it deadends at Founders Lane. (Don't take the main entrance to UD at Brown and Stewart because there is no direct way from there to Lot C.)

To Register: Contact Meredith Stoehr at stoeha@yahoo.com or (937)-434-7567 for a registration form, or just send a check ($35 for JASNA members; $40 for non-JASNA members) with your information (name, address, phone, and e-mail) to Meredith at 86 Carmel Court, Centerville, OH 45458. Also contact Meredith for any questions you may have about the Gala.

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