Jane Austen Literary Festival
    Dates: April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
    Recurring: Recurring daily
    Time: Saturday 9am-5pm and 7-10pm, Sunday 12-5pm
    Price: Most activities free; $20-35 for special events
    Address: 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 70448
    Phone: (985) 373-1139

The Jane Austen Foundation of LA, Inc. presents the 11th Annual Jane Austen Literary Festival in Old Mandeville April 7-8, 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 dozens of opportunities to bring the era to life once again.

The event features the "Perfect Love Letter" Writing Contest, the Looking for Mr. Darcy reading contest and No Plain Janes costume competition. All festival goers are strongly encouraged to costume in Regency-Victorian era English attire the entire weekend. The festival includes lectures and panels by authors and professors, readings, a Regency-era reception with entertainment, a Sunday brunch and more.

Some events are free and some require advance ticket purchase. All activities will take place at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., as well as local restaurants in Old Mandeville. For details on locations, times and tickets, visit the website.

675 Lafitte St.
Tel: (985) 624-3149
Located adjacent to the Tammany Trace in Old Mandeville, the Trailhead features an interactive fountain with splash pad open… Read More
Jane Austen Literary Festival
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  • Mandeville Trailhead and Old Mandeville restaurants
  • Most activities free; $20-35 for special events
  • Recurring daily