Join us on Saturday, February 23, at the newly renovated Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale for “Jane Austen: Working Woman,” with presenter Liz Philosophos Cooper in her first speaking engagement as JASNA’s new president. Register now for our first event of 2019!
Jane Austen was a working woman and determined professional writer. This illustrated talk will explore Austen’s involvement in the business of publishing novels during a time of rampant financial instability. The Austen family were active participants in both war and finance and these two sectors intertwined in the story of Jane Austen’s writing and publishing.
Brand Library and Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community.
Liz Philosophos Cooper is president of JASNA. A second-generation JASNA member, she fell in love with Austen’s work as a high school student. A member of JASNA since 1992, she has actively participated in local JASNA activities and served as JASNA’s vice president for regions from 2013-2018 and regional coordinator of the Wisconsin Region prior to that. She is a contributing writer to Jane Austen’s Regency World and co-edits “A Year with Jane Austen” calendar, published by the Wisconsin Region.