The 2014 Jane Austen Literary Festival
Schedule of Events
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 22 & 23, 2014
Rain or shine, all venues are covered or indoors, in case of inclement weather, stage activities will move indoors to the Depot Room!
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 – 347 Girod Street in North Star Theatre building (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.
MOST SATURDAY EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SUNDAY EVENTS ARE $35 & INCLUDES:
BRUNCH, ENTERTAINMENT & REGENCY RECEPTION WITH CAKE by Mandeville Bake Shop and Champagne by Saia’s Market Costume Design/Purchase/Rental – Pixie Possibles – (985) 231-8338
Raffle for valuable basket of gifts to benefit the festival; $1.00 tickets on sale all weekend.
|9:00 – 10:00a||Presentation I - Nathan Hall; Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve – Regency Period Leisure Activities & Games” /td>||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, Scripting Demos by Scriptly Speaking, thanks to Write Collection
Quill pens childrens activity by St. Tammany Public Library
Regency Costuming and Historical info by Lynn Larsen Ruffin
|Around the Amphitheatre Stage|
|10:00 – 10:30a||No Plain Janes Costume Contest Contestants arrive early to register||Trailhead Amphitheatre|
|11:00a – 11:30a||Looking for Mr. Darcy Contest – contestants should arrive early to choose a passage from Sense and Sensibility
Contestants arrive 15 minutes prior.
|11:30 – 1:00p||Regency Vintage Dancing Demos & Lessons by The Northshore 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.
|2:35-3:20p||Presentation II – Panel Discussion with audience participation: Reconsidering Sense & Sensibility by Dr. Denelle Cowart – Southeastern University and Amy Pellitieri, Northshore Technical Institute|
|3:20-4:05p<||Presentation III – “Marianne’s Piano: Music & Poetry of the German Romantic Period” by Arynne Fannin accompanied by pianist Christopher Brown.|
|4:10-5:00p||The Perfect Love Letter Student Category Competition – 2013 Student Winners read. 2014 Student Winners announced & read|
|5:00-5:30p||Ken Burns: Learn the Address with WYES/PBS – Bringing words to life with The Gettysburg Address recited by Abby Lafont and area students|
|5:30-7:00p||Dancing with Jane Join in with the Northshore Vintage Dancers; $5. adults, children 10 and under free. Cash bar.||Pontchartrain Yacht Club; 1501 Lakeshore Dr.|
Enjoy an evening in Historic Old Mandeville, We hope to see you tomorrow!
Lunch and Dinner at participating businesses see below
All phone numbers (985) area code
The Barley Oak – taco’s, reubens, salads, entrees. Lunch, dinner & extensive bar & grill. 2101 Lakeshore Drive, 727-7420
The Beach House Bar & Grill, 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
McClain’s Pizzeria – 115 Girod St. 778-0955 www.mcclainspizzeria.com
Nuvolari’s Restaurant – 246 Girod Street; 626-5619. Casual fine dining nightly & bar.
Jubilee Restaurant & Courtyard – 301 Lafitte St. 778-2552 Contemporary Louisiana Cuisine. Lunch & dinner; casual fine dining
Old Rail Brewing Company – Restaurant & Brewery. 639 Girod St. 612-1828. Regional specialties & classic favorites featuring artisanal beer varieties.
The Scotts’ Coffee & Tapas Bar – 201 Carroll St. 231-7632. Coffee, breakfast, lunch available. Tapas Fri & Sat. 6-11p
Louie & the Red Head Lady – 2820 E. Causeway Approach 626-6044
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, worldly Tea Shop
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
Vianne’s Tea House – 544 Girod St. worldly Tea Shop
Gallery Aubergine – 2012 Jefferson Street (off Girod)714-6200/264-2297. Featuring Louisiana art, murals & art classes.
Susannah Elle Designs – available in local boutiques (jewelry)
Varsity Sports – 2024 Claiborne (off Girod) Sporting goods & clothes. 10% off one non-sale item to costumed fest goers.
Enjoy the following services (or make plans ahead for next year!)
Abbyphoto – by appointment only 951-8868
Aviva Massage & Well Being Center – 601 Lafitte St. 727-9665
Frosch’s Barber Shop – 243 Girod St. 264-7882, walk ins & appt.
Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts – Music Academy 316 Girod St. 674-2992
Modern Muscle Studio – Fitness Studio. 2013 Jefferson St. 201-6934
Pontchartrain Yacht Club – 140 Jackson Ave. 626-3192
For a list of Guest Houses and B&B’s check www.oldmandevillebiz.com
or click here:
Chez Nous Bed & Breakfast …Bed And Breakfast 132 Coffee St. 630.5902
Pontchartrain Winds Guest Cottages …727-2444 434 Girod Streetwww.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 Maison Lafitte , 402 Lafitte Street,
Cost is $35 cash or check at the entrance; $25 for students and teachers with picture ID. Includes event activities, from noon-6:00pm, 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 & and Introductions by Kerri Blache. Explanations of Love Letter Displays by Denell Cowart, Silent Auction Opens with Overview by Cassandra Vaughn
Insight and Reading of a Jane Austen prayer/Silent Moment by Anne Rooks
|12:00p||Brunch - Enjoy delicious buffet catered by The Lake House(included in ticket price) Cash Bar.|
|1:00 – 2:00p||Jane Austen Poetry Reading, 9 different Poets/Readings Moderated by Richard Boyd|
|2:00 – 2:45p||“Perfect Love Letter Writing Contest” Adult categories
2013 Winner Readings
2014 Winners announced; Readings
|2:45 – 3:00p||– Afternoon Tea Break – enjoy a cup of “Mr. Darcy’s Tea”|
|3:00 – 3:45p||–Novel Writing and the Path to Publication: Meet David Armand – author of The Pugilist’s Wife & Harlow|
|3:45 – 4:15p||Anne Benoit – A local author’s journey in cookbook writing: New Orleans Best Ethnic Restaurants|
|4:15 – 5:15p||Open Mic - share your favorite excerpts by Jane Austen or other authors & Only Mr. Darcy Will Do Games|
|5:15 – 6:00p||Regency Reception with Cake donated by Mandeville Bake Shop and Champagne donated by Saia’s Market; Live flute music by Les Ensembles Classique
(Included in $35. fee or $15. fee entrance at 3:00 for Afternoon Program & Reception)
|5:45p||Raffle basket drawings & Silent Auction closes|
Nobody minds having what is too good for them
- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park