In anticipation of the upcoming AGM in our very own region of British Columbia, we were joined by two guest speakers:

Alison Brown, the AGM coordinator, provided us with an early insider’s view into the upcoming meeting in Victoria and answered our questions about this important event.

Elaine Bender, President, JASNA Canada gave a presentation entitled: “Performing to Strangers: Private Art and Public Performance.” In this talk, Bander considered why Jane Austen, herself an accomplished writer, never created a heroine who makes art for the market-place, and explored the distinction in both Austen’s world and Austen’s writing between art performed in private, among friends, and art performed in public, for profit.

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