An Evening of Emma in Fort George
At the Jane Austen News we love hearing about celebrations of Jane that happen all around the world. Because as much as we might wish all of Jane's fans could come to Bath for our Jane Austen Festival in September, we know that there are many who can't. So it's wonderful to know that there are events dedicated to Jane Austen taking place in countries around the world. On that note, for any fans of Jane Austen who live near Ontario, Canada, this coming event on May 26th might be a good one to go to.
In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the Friends of Fort George are planning a special lecture evening focusing on Jane Austen’s novel Emma. Brock University professor of English language and literature, Dr. Barbara Seeber, will be discussing the timeless appeal of Emma, as the novel celebrates its bicentenary. As well as an English professor, she is also the author of several Jane Austen publications. Following the lecture at Navy Hall, there will be an evening social including tea and light refreshments. Details about tickets can be found at the Friends of Fort George website.