The Jane Austen Foundation of LA, Inc. presents the Jane Austen Literary Festival and Regency Supper Ball in Old Mandeville on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The festival celebrates the life and times of English Jane Austen, author of such enduring novels as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. Austen lived in the Regency Era in England from the late 1700's to mid-1800's, and this festival offers the opportunity to bring the era to life once again.
This year, events take place on a single day at two locations. Festival activities begin at 10:30am at the Historic Lang House, 605 Carroll St. in Old Mandeville. The 11th annual festival features the “No Plain Janes,” “Mr. Darcy Oratory” and "Perfect Love Letter Writing" contests, Richard H. Boyd Poetry Panel, authors, dance lessons, a Grand March and more. The book highlighted this year is Austen's Northanger Abbey.
Costuming in Regency-era attire is encouraged. The Regency Supper Ball will be held at 7pm at the Old Rail Brewery at 639 Girod St, on the second floor. The Regency Ball is an opportunity for fans of the author to costume in Regency-Victorian era English attire and enjoy entertainment to be announced.
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