The 2013 Jane Austen Literary Festival
Schedule of Events
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 9 & 10, 2013
Rain or shine, all venues are covered or indoors!
All Festival goers and participants are encouraged to wear costumes of the era. Venues in old Mandeville are for easy walking and promenading! Restaurants, cafes and shops are nearby.
Costume Design/Purchase/Rental – Pixie Possibles – 520 Girod St. (985) 231-8338 – Order in Advance!
Saturday morning events are at the Old Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte Street Parking in commuter parking lot on Lafitte Street. View artisans and demonstrations of the era 9:00-1:00pm. To be a vendor at the Jane Austen Literary Festival contact, Donna Beakley (985) 845-4515.
ALL SATURDAY EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SUNDAY EVENTS ARE $35 & INCLUDES:
BRUNCH, ENTERTAINMENT & REGENCY RECEPTION WITH CAKE by Sweet Samantha’s and Champagne by Saia’s Market Costume Design/Purchase/Rental – Pixie Possibles – 520 Girod St. (985) 231-8338
Raffle for valuable basket of gifts to benefit the festival; $1.00 tickets on sale all weekend.
|9:00 – 10:00a||Lecture I - Jane Austen’s World at War: Wickham, Waterloo, and Winter in New Orleans” by Nathan Hall; Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve||Depot Room, enter Lafitte St side of Community Market.|
|9:00a – 1:00p||Hairstyles of the Era(9a-1p) Get your hair styled in Regency fashion for the day by Jacqueline’s Hair Salon
Authors Tables- local authors, book signings
Quill pens childrens activity by St. Tammany Public Library
Costume Displays & prop rentals, Historical info
|Around the Amphitheatre Stage|
|10:00 – 10:30a||Looking for Mr. Darcy Reading Contest Contestants arrive early to register and pick a passage from Pride & Prejudice.||Trailhead Amphitheatre|
|11:00a – 11:30a||No Plain Janes Costume Contest
Contestants arrive 15 minutes prior.
|11:30 – 1:00p||Regency Vintage Dancing Demos & Lessons by The Louisiane Vintage Dancers. Audience participation!||Trailhead Amphitheatre|
|1:00p||Promenade on your own to area shops & restaurants
See below for Jane Austen themed meals
|2:30||Welcome by Lynn Larsen-Ruffin||Northstar Theater
347 Girod St.
|2:35-2:45p||Abby LaFont, song from Pride & Prejudice|
|2:45-3:30p||Lecture II – Panel Discussion with audience participation: Reconsidering Pride & Prejudice by Dr. Denelle Cowart – Southeastern University and Dr. Dan Mangiavellano – Tulane University|
|3:35-4:25p<||Lecture III – “The Singing Austen: Parlor Music of the Regency and Romantic Eras” by Arynne Fannin accompanied on piano by Ms. Julie Bedard.|
|4:30-5:20p||Lecture IV – Tudor Times; with Dr. William B. Robison Southeastern University|
|5:20p||Lecture Finale / Announcements by Dan Mangiavellano|
|5:30-7:30p||Dancing with Jane Join in with the Louisiane Vintage Dancers; Free & Open to the Public||Dave C. Treen Instructional Technology Center; 2024 Livingston St. off 500 block of Girod Street|
Lunch and Dinner at participating businesses see below
All phone numbers (985) area code
The Barley Oak – offering Fuller’s ESB & London Pride, Newcastle & Strongbow Cider, food & bar. 2101 Lakeshore Drive, 727-7420
The Beach House, indoor/outdoor restaurant & bar 125 Girod Street; 624-9331;
The Broken Egg Cafe – Extensive lunch & Brunch options; 200 Girod St; 231-7125
K. Gee’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar – 2534 Florida Street 626-0530
The Lakehouse – Sunday Brunch during the Festival included in your ticket price. Dinner & drinks nightly. 626-3006; 2025 Lakeshore Dr
McClain’s Pizzeria – 115 Girod St. 778-0955 www.mcclainspizzeria.com
Nuvolari’s Restaurant – Restaurant & Bar. 246 Girod Street; 626-5619
The Pub – Bar, Lafitte Street at Monroe, Beers & Ales
The Rusty Pelican, Fish & Chips Lunch & Dinner 500 Girod Street, 778-0364
Vianne’s Tea House – Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, entrees, Loose leaf Teas, Tea Shoppe
Jane Austen Tea Sat. 1:00-2:30pm seating. (10% of proceeds to benefit The Jane Austen Foundation of LA) 544 Girod Street, (advance reservations needed for Tea) Walk ins welcome otherwise 624-5683;
Shop & Stroll on Girod Street:
Das Schulerhaus Gift Gallery & Christmas Shop – 620 Girod Street, 10% off one non-sale item to costumed festival goers!
Mae Antiques – 420 Girod Street, 20% off to costumed fest goers by participating dealers
Re-Find Boutique – 333 Girod St. Ladies Consignment Boutique – 674-4116; Fabulous vintage furs and designer clothes. Jane Austen weekend special: 20% off one non-sale item (excluding furs)
Vianne’s Tea House – 544 Girod St. Tea Shoppe
For a list of Guest Houses and B&B’s check www.oldmandevillebiz.com
or click here:
Chez Nous Bed & Breakfast …Bed And Breakfast
David/Laura Cressie 132 Coffee St. 985.630.5902
Mar Villa Guest House …Guest House
Michael/David O’brian 2013 Claiborne St. 985.626.5975 www.marvilla.com
Pontchartrain Winds Guest House …Guest House
Ed/Kellie Greene 985.727.2444 www.pontchartrainwinds.com
Comfort Suites – 68073 Highway 59, Mandeville, LA, US, 70471
Phone: (985) 892-7700
For a ladies guest retreat house go to www.PineLilyRetreat.com
All Sunday’s events at The Lake House, 2025 Lakeshore Drive, 2nd Floor*, advance reservations recommended by calling 626-3006
Cost is $35 cash or check at the 2nd floor entrance; $25 for students and teachers with picture ID. Includes event activities, from noon-5:30pm, Silent Auction, entertainment and Brunch Buffet with Cash Bar. Regency Reception with Cake and Champagne as Finale.
|12:00 – 1:00p||Music of the era: Harp Concert by N.O. Celtic Harp Ensemble|
|12:00 – 12:15p||Meet and Greet
“Letters from the Attic” Display Love Letter Collection
|12:15 – 12:30p||Welcome & Announcements – Kerri Blache
Reading of a Jane Austen prayer/Silent Moment
|12:00p||Brunch - Enjoy delicious buffet by The Lake House(included in ticket price) Cash Bar.|
|1:00 – 2:00p||Jane Austen Poetry Reading, 8 different Poets/Readings|
|2:00 – 3:00p||“Perfect Love Letter Writing Contest”
2012 Winner Readings
2013 Winners announced; Readings
|3:00 – 3:30p||– St. Tammany Parish Library Speaker|
|3:30 – 3:45p||– Afternoon Tea Break – enjoy a cup of “Mr. Darcy’s Tea”|
|3:45 – 4:15p||How To Write a Children’s Book|
|4:15 – 5:15p||Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Mary Mocsary|
|5:15 – 6:15p||Regency Reception with Cake by Sweet Samantha’s Cake Creations and Champagne donated by Saia’s Market; Live flute music by Les Ensembles Classique
(Included in $35. fee or $12. fee entrance at 5:15 for Reception)
|5:45p||Raffle basket drawings & Silent Auction closes|
*Handicap accessibility not available to the 2nd Floor. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Nobody minds having what is too good for them
- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park