June 1, 2014 - 10:37pm
Last year's Jane Austen festival fell barely short of a world record, and the British took notice. This year they're trying again, and there's a rivalry brewing.
February 15, 2013 - 12:51pm
Writing is difficult. I’m sweating right now. Curious to know how the famous novel came to be? Join Dr. Glynis Ridley and the Jane Austen Society this Sunday, February 17th at 2pm at Locust Grove and hear the story.
I never turn on the light. A bright room turns the windows into mirrors, and then I must look at myself with the alien blue halo over my face as I sit at the computer. Sucked into the computer. Merging cyborg love – painful – with the computer. Because I am...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
Ladies and gentleman, learn to adorn yourselves in Regency and Federal splendor in the beautiful ambience of the historical home of Locust Grove this Saturday.
“What a smart bonnet that adorns you, Miss Cynthia, on this balmy afternoon.”“This bonnet? Smart? You flatter me!”Yes, I have a secret, interior life that rivals that of Walter Mitty and yes, I have an intense love of bonnets. Even saying the word, “bonnet”...
July 29, 2012 - 8:08pm
Bare-knuckle boxing anyone? Not all Saturday afternoons are created equal. This year’s fifth annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove brought to life the characters, fashions and Regency flair of the beloved 19th century author.
It’s a fair day; a soothing combination of breeze, sun and cloud that welcomes a stroll outside. The normally wearisome heat has parted company, inviting a parade of colorful gowns to saunter on the arms of dapper gentlemen. Parasols bloom in the sunshine and afternoon tea is casually served...
July 29, 2012 - 8:07pm
The pages of Jane Austen’s timeless novels descend on the 21st Century at this weekend’s Jane Austen Festival. Head out to Locust Grove Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd for all the tea, scones and hoop skirts you can handle.
The time has come to dust off your best cravat, press those trousers and curl that mustache. No, it’s not Saturday night at the Nachbar, kids. This weekend Historic Locust Grove will open its doors, grounds and hearts to the 5th Annual Jane Austen Festival for two days filled with...