Past Diversions Gallery

Mrs Smith, had shewn her kindness in one of those periods of her life when it had been most valuable.

Friendship in Persuasion Luncheon Michael Lewis, Speaker 

Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wyndham University Center
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We continued our celebration of 200 years of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey with a talk considering Anne Elliot’s relationships with Lady Russell and Mrs. Smith.  What do these ties, not based on blood or romance, tell us about Austen’s views of family, the social order, and literary art at the end of her career?  A lively discussion ensued debating the merits of the characters.

Michael Lewis is an assistant professor at Washington and Jefferson College, where he teaches and writes on nineteenth-century British literature from Austen to Dickens to Wilde.

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 Group trip to Kate Hamill’s version of  Pride and Prejudice 

Sunday,  October 14, 2018
2:00 pm
Pittsburgh Public Theater

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Regency Dancing with the Country Dance and Song Society of Pittsburgh 

Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:15 – 10 pm
Pittsburgh Friends’ Meeting House

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Northanger Abbey

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Jane Austen Festival –  March 2017

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