and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America
Are pleased to announce
An Undergraduate Paper-writing Competition
On the theme of
"How Jane Austen Has Changed My Life"
1st place -- $200 plus entry to the Jane Austen Festival of Pittsburgh,
2nd place -- $100 plus entry to the Jane Austen Festival of Pittsburgh,
Honorable Mention - a Jane Austen-related book.
All entrants must be students (part- or full-time) currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university program.
Maximum length is 8 pages (2,000 words) typed and double spaced.
Winners will be notified during February of 2011.
Jane Austen Festival of
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America is thrilled to sponsor a day-long Jane Austen Festival and Assembly Ball on
The day will be dedicated to celebrating and examining the work of Jane Austen. Speakers will include: Joan Klingel Ray, Professor of English and President's Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and author of Jane Austen for Dummies; Gaelen Foley, NY Times bestselling author of fifteen adventure-filled historical romances set in the Regency period; Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, Professors of English and editors of Jane Austen in Hollywood; and Carol Chernega, first International Visitor for the Jane Austen Society of North America to Jane Austen's home, Chawton.
Festival Registration will open
The Jane Austen Festival of Pittsburgh is funded in part through grants from the Jane Austen Society of North America, The Country Dance & Song Society of Pittsburgh and the English Department of Duquesne University.