Schedule: A Rather Lovely Soirée for Talk like Jane Austen Day (Oct. 30)

A Rather Lovely Soirée
Talk like Jane Austen Day
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Oct. 30, 2011

Welcome, dear guests! You've arrived at a rather lovely soirée in honor of Talk like Jane Austen Day. Talk like Jane Austen Day is an annual event, but October 30, 2011 is a particularly special day, as it marks the 200th anniversary of the first printing of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Austen's first published novel.

In honor of the day, we've assembled a delightful collection of interesting features on all things Jane Austen and her times. Feel free to stop in at any blog below to enjoy something interesting, and to leave your calling card (link to your blog) in the comments section of any blog, if you've particularly enjoyed your visit.

Shadow and Light
Being a video gallery of excellent Austen movie adaptations
Splash of our Worlds (@SplashOOWorlds)
Souvenir schedule on Tumblr
Browse: Shadow and Light

Silk and Satin
Being a gallery of charming Regency gowns

Wit and Wisdom
Being a top 10 list of Jane Austen quotes
Tina's Book Reviews (@BooksAtTinas)
Browse: Wit and Wisdom

Screens and Pages
Being a video reading from Sense and Sensibility
Video channel: I Love Books (@Booklover_622)
Blog: The Book Addict (@christina_622)
Browse: Screens and Pages

Worldly and Otherworldy
Jane's Ghost
Being a sweet mystery related to that late worthy, the writer Jane Austen

Tea and Sweets
Being a visit to Jane Austen's home
Browse: Tea and Sweets

Ink and Pixels
Being a video reading of a Jane Austen work
Pre-event: Video reading from Sense and Sensibility
Video channel: Coffee and a Good Book
Blog: Inky Pages
Browse: Ink and Pixels

Past and Present
Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen
Being a video featurette on Jane Austen's literary influence
Songs and Stories (@LiederMadchen)
Souvenir schedule
Browse: Past and Present

Quizzes and Quizzicality
Being a video quiz for Austen lovers (incl. goodies)
Video channel: Sable Caught
Sable Caught (Twitter N/A)

Travel and Translation
Being a photo gallery of Jane Austen lovers from around the world
El Salón de Té de Jane/Jane's Tea Room (@SalonJaneAusten)

Audio and Artistry
Being a collection of audio book treats as parting gifts
Random Magic Tour - The Coven (@RandomMagicTour)
Browse: Audio and Artistry

***** More Jane! *****

WIN this book at Bookie Brunch, offer open through December 15, 2011.
About: When publisher Thomas Cadell declined an unsolicited manuscript offered to him by a Hampshire clergyman in 1797, he made one of the biggest mistakes in publishing history, for the manuscript was an early version of Pride and Prejudice, and the clergyman's daughter was destined to become one of the most recognizable names in literature... (More)

WIN this book at A Rather Lovely Soirée, offer open through November 4, 2011 (GMT). Book offer by vlogger Sable Caught, play to win this book by watching a quick Jane Austen quiz and replying with your answers. (Watch video)

WIN a DVD set of three different versions of Sense and Sensibility from Through November 2, 2011. Not associated with Random Magic Tour but included as a related celebration, because the more the merrier. Please note that they are site based in the Netherlands, and so the DVD set will most likely be PAL (region 2) format, not NTSC (region 1).

Their offer: 200 years after the release of Sense and Sensibility, it's time to once and for all - or at least until a new film is made - determine the best film adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. Share your opinion in the comments and you can win a prize package of three DVDs of the most recent film versions, from 1981, 1995 and 2008. (View details)

INVITATION to Pemberley Ball, Nov. 14-19, 2011
You're also invited to another charming Jane Austen event, the annual Pemberley Ball, held every November and hosted by vvb32reads (@vvb32reads).

More information on Pemberley Ball
Pre-event reading from Pride and Prejudice: Listen
Last season: The Party Scouts | Gallery of Gowns | Dance Card
RSVP: Reply to RSVP for this year's ball

Event production for A Rather Lovely Soirée by Random Magic Tour.
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[A link to this event program was also shared at The Creative Spark.]