The 2014 Jane Austen Literary Festival
Schedule of Events
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 22 & 23, 2014
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 – 347 Girod Street (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 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||Speaker I - Nathan Hall; Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve – Title To be confirmed” /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 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||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.
|2:35-2:45p||Abby LaFont, song from Pride & Prejudice|
|2:45-3:30p||Speaker II – Panel Discussion with audience participation: Reconsidering Sense & Sensibility by Dr. Denelle Cowart – Southeastern University and Dr. Dan Mangiavellano – Tulane University|
|3:35-4:25p<||Speaker III – “The Singing Austen: Sensibility & the German Lieder” by Arynne Fannin.|
|4:30-5:25p||The Perfect Love Letter Student Competition – Winners announced & read|
|5:30-7:00p||Dancing with Jane Join in with the Northshore Vintage Dancers; $5. adults, children 10 and under free||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 – 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 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. Tea Shop
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 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-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 by Ann Rook
|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, 8 different Poets/Readings|
|2:00 – 3:00p||“Perfect Love Letter Writing Contest” Adult categories
2013 Winner Readings
2014 Winners announced; Readings
|3:00 – 3:30p||– Career of an Author: Meet Arthur David Armand|
|3:30 – 3:45p||– Afternoon Tea Break – enjoy a cup of “Mr. Darcy’s Tea”|
|3:45 – 4:15p||Open Mic – Share Your Favorite Reading – by Jane or any other author|
|4:15 – 5:15p||Only Mr. Darcy Will Do Games|
|5:15 – 6:00p||Regency Reception with Cake 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