The Get Together will run from the evening of Friday, November 12th until the afternoon of Sunday, November 14th. All times are listed in Eastern Time (think New York City). This year’s event will be virtual. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

2021 Program

 

The 2021 program is a work in progress. Check back for updated information.

 

All times listed are Eastern Time

 

Friday November 12th

5-6 PM Introduction/Happy Hour: Pour yourself a glass of wine and join us for a Welcome to the Get Together! We’ll give an overview of the weekend and provide an opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves.

6-8 PM Dinner with the Dashwoods WIP Reading: One of two readings of works in progress by JAFF authors. Moderator: Don Jacobson. Readers Include:

 

 

Melanie Rachel TBD

Lily Bernard Let Your Heart Decide

Abigail Reynolds The Magic of Pemberley

Susan Swaim Andrews Camp Jane: The Trouble with Willoughby

Clarisse Anne Scott Persuaded

J Dawn King Mistaken Identity

Diane Andersen Miss Austen’s Merry Adventure

Kathy Cowley The Lady’s Guide to Death and Deception

Bella Breen Elizabeth is Missing

Don Jacobson The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy

8-9 PM JAFF Wheel of Fortune with Elizabeth Adams

 

Saturday, November 13

9-10:00 AM Breakfast Chat: An informal opportunity for anyone to drop by and talk about Austen, JAFF, and anything else you’d like. If we have a large number of attendees, we will divide into breakout rooms.

10-11:00 Blogger Panel: Rita Deodato (From Pemberley to Milton), Sophie Lizzie Andrews (Laughing with Lizzie), Meredith Esparza (Austenesque Reviews). Hear about the blogger perspective on JAFF and how it’s changed through the years.

11-12:00 Austenesque Fantasy: We all know Pride & Prejudice is enchanting. What happens when we bring magic, dragons, and fae to the table? Join Monica Fairview, Maria Grace, and Abigail Reynolds as we discuss the process, perils, and pleasures of the Austen-inspired fantasies we’ve written – and those yet to come.

12-1:00 Jane Austen in India: Devika Khandeparkar/ What it Means to read Austen in Latin America: Cristy Huelsz (Cris Translates)

1-2:00 What’s it like to be an Austenesque Audiobook Narrator? Joana Starnes interviews well-known JAFF audiobook narrator Stevie Zimmerman

2-3:00 Serialized Austenesque Fiction: Sophie Turner and Don Jacobson discuss the challenges and rewards of writing serialized JAFF novels.

3-4:00 Writing JAFF Mysteries: Riana Everly, Beth Massey, and Jennifer Joy discuss what it is like to write mysteries and give attendees a short mystery of their own to solve.

4-5:30 Afternoon Tea and socializing: Pour yourself some tea, get out the cucumber sandwiches, and put on your Regency garb (if you want). Attendees will be randomly assigned to “tables” of around 4-6 people.

5:30-6:30 JAFF Jeopardy with Elizabeth Adams

 

Sunday, November 14

9-10 AM Breakfast Chat: An informal opportunity for anyone to drop by and talk about Austen, JAFF, and anything else you’d like. If we have a large number of attendees, we will divide into breakout rooms.

 

10-12:00 Breakfast with the Bennets WIP Reading: One of two readings of works in progress by JAFF authors.  Moderator: Don Jacobson. Readers Include:

 

 

Monica Fairview Weaving Magic

Author Sarah Courtney A Disguise of the Worst Sort

Beth Semmer Massey Calliope’s Choice

Alice McVeigh Harriet

Leslie L Diamond In a Moment

Maria Grace/Ben Fife (Audio Dragons) Dragon Friends

Sara Marks Unraveling Carrie Woodhouse

Summer Hanford Once Upon a Time in Pemberley

Cristy Hulsz (Spanish translation of Sally Smith O’Rourke) The Man Who Loved Jane Austen

Author Cherith Boardman Jaff Mistaken Premise

Sophie Turner The Crimes of Elizabeth Darcy

 

Writers Retreat (Everyone is welcome)

12-1:00 Marketing Roundtable: Please join us to share your marketing tips—and hopefully learn some new ones.

1-2:00 The Craft of Writing: Abigail Reynolds discusses how to make your story come alive using deep point of view.

2-3:00 Self Publishing: Summer Hanford discusses the varied steps and skills involved in self-publishing.

3-4:00 Working with a Publisher: Lucy Marin

4-5:00 Afternoon Chat: An informal opportunity for anyone to drop by and talk about Austen, JAFF, and anything else you’d like. If we have a large number of attendees, we will divide into breakout rooms.

 

 

 

 

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