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Welty House Events Calendar

 

September

Friday, September 29
6:30–9 p.m.
Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Becoming Jane

Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of Becoming Jane—a film about the early life of English author Jane Austen. The garden will open at 5 p.m., the program will begin at 6:30, and the movie will start at dark—about 7 p.m. The film is an adaptation of Jon Hunter Spence’s 2003 book Becoming Jane Austin and stars Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Mississippi chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America and Crossroads Film Society and made possible by a grant with the Mississippi Humanities Council.

 

October

Tuesday, October 10
5-7 p.m.
Book Signing with Jennifer Egan

Brooklyn-based author Jennifer Egan will sign copies of her latest novel, Manhattan Beach. Egan will sign books at 5 p.m. and read at 5:30 p.m. Lemuria Books will have copies of Egan's books for sale. Egan is the author of five books of fiction, including A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep, a national bestseller; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus.

 

Friday, October 20
6–9 p.m.
Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Love and Friendship

Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of the 2016 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Love and Friendship. The garden will open at 5 p.m., the program will begin at 6, and the movie will start at dark—about 6:30 p.m. The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Fry, Xavier Samuel, and Chloë Sevigny. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Coolers are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Mississippi chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America and Crossroads Film Society and made possible by a grant with the Mississippi Humanities Council.

 

For more information about any of these events, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.