Janeite-ing |’jen īt iŋ|
1. the act or experience of putting one’s love and enjoyment of all things related to Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Era into practice and/or making it public knowledge
2. attending a Jane Austen Festival every year
JASNA Louisville‘s 5th Annual Jane Austen Festival is this weekend. My grandmother, aunt, sister, mother, and I have attended every year since it began, and look forward to it every summer. Hundreds of Janeites and their friends come and go at Locust Grove (home of George Rogers Clark‘s sister and her husband), exploring the rolling hills, the house with a slanted staircase, and all sorts of Regency Era-style vendors, re-enactors, antiques, fashions, books, and, but of course, afternoon tea. There’s even a gentleman’s duel.
I absolutely cannot wait for Sunday.
I’ll be back next week with pictures and a report on all the loveliness.
Until next Thursday,
Katie (Unwritten, Untitled)
p.s. If you live in or near Louisville and would like to attend, you can find information on the festival here.
[Images are mine, all from JASNA 2011. More can be found in my album from last year.]