Friday, April 01, 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016 12:24 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
A couple of alerts for today, April 1:

A theatre adaptation of Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair at the Valparaiso University,
Valparaiso, IN :
Picture: (Aran Kessler Photo.Imaging / Handout)
The Eyre Affair April 1 and 8 at 8 p.m. and April 2–3 and 9–10 at 2 p.m., Studio Theatre.

The Eyre Affair” presents a world in which books are literally the gateway to any place people want to go. In Austin Tichenor’s stage adaptation, Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling novel comes to life as Literary Detective Thursday Next must solve a kidnapping, prevent a string of literary homicides and ensure history — both literary and her own — is not changed forever.
And in Sydney, Australia:
Friends: Charlotte Brontë - 200th Anniversry With Susannah Fullerton
Friday, 1 April 2016 - 11:00am
Metcalfe Auditorium
State Library NSW

Friends lecture series When Charlotte Brontë wrote to author Robert Southey asking for advice about becoming a writer, he told her that literature should not be the business of a woman's life. Fortunately she ignored that advice and produced four novels, as well as the juvenile tales of her childhood, and poems. As a result she found fame, notoriety and many friends in the literary world.  April 2016 is her 200th birthday. Celebrate it by learning more about the life and works of this remarkable woman. Susannah Fullerton, founding member of the Australian Brontë Association and President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, tells Charlotte's story and discusses the wonderful novels she gave the world. Bookings essential.


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