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Come to Denver April 11–13, 2013 or April 12–13, 2013

Please attend our event at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA),
the largest performing arts complex in the US!

The Denver/Boulder & Pikes Peak regions of JASNA, in conjunction with DCPA, host “Austen at Altitude,” featuring:

  • Tickets to the debut performance of Sense & Sensibility The Musical — to benefit the Chawton House Library. Attend the opening on Thursday, April 11th with optional backstage tour and reception; or attend Friday, April 12, or Saturday, April 13. All proceeds support Chawton House Library.

  • A Regency Ball at the Seawall Grand Ballroom, DCPA, Friday, April 12 at 8:00 pm, (optional single ticket price for attending only the ball). All proceeds will benefit Chawton House Library and JASNA.

  • AND a star-studded conference about Sense and Sensibility, the novel, where you can chat about the musical, Saturday, April 13, at DCPA. All proceeds will benefit Chawton House Library and JASNA.

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Professor Claudia Johnson
Professor Johnson’s books include Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel (Chicago, 1988), Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender and Sentimentality in the 1790s (Chicago, 1995), editions of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (Norton, 1998), Sense and Sensibility (Norton, 2002), and Northanger Abbey (Oxford, 2003), Jane Austen: Cults and Cultures (U Chicago, 2012), and — Great Expectations! (Okay, that last one is really Dickens!)


Moderated by Professor Joan Ray
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and CU-President’s Teaching Scholar, three-termJASNA President, President of North American Friends of Chawton House Library, and author of the popular trade book Jane Austen for Dummies (Wiley).

Roundtable participants will include members of the Tony-nominated team behind Sense and Sensibility, The Musical.

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  • Lunch on your own at one of the many restaurants (all price ranges) around the DCPA.

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PowerPoint by Sandy Lerner
Founder of Chawton House Library for the Study of Early Women Writers on the estate and in the mansion of Jane Austen’s brother Edward; co-founder of Cisco Systems, founder of Urban Decay make-up, animal welfare rights advocate, and all-around businesswoman extraordinairre.

Sandy will guide us through the history and mission of Chawton House Library. After this talk, you’ll want to visit! She’ll happily sign her book, Second Impressions, with all sales benefiting Chawton House Library (via North American Friends of CHL, a non-profit 501(c)(3) in the US).


Professor Susan Greenfield (Fordham University)
You know her as the writer of “The Jane Austen Weekly” at Huffington Post. She will end our conference with both éclat (in the best sense) and élan (two words we Austen readers know!)

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  • Click here for an order form and a la carte pricing.

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