Meet Jane Austen during Austen in Autumn at MPL

Meet Jane Austen. Or, rather, Meet Debra Ann Miller who will be appearing as Austen this Saturday at Mentor Public Library

Meet Jane Austen. Or, rather, meet Debra Ann Miller who will be appearing as Austen this Saturday at Mentor Public Library.

We’re celebrating Jane Austen all month long with Austen in Autumn, and how can you celebrate Austen without inviting the writer herself to speak?

However, Austen’s been difficult to book since dying nearly 200 years ago, so we did the next best thing.

Debra Ann Miller, of TalkLikeJaneAusten.com, will speak as Austen 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 19, at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

Miller portrays Jane Austen in the most vibrant and hopeful time of her life, from Chawton Cottage in the autumn of 1815 after her first three novels—Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park—were published and Emma was complete

You can hear from Jane’s own lips what she is writing and all about her inspiration and life.

Miller’s performance delves deeply into Austen’s personal life. Learn about her exotic cousin Eliza, her mentor and friend Madame LeFroy and the loves and losses that shaped her life and informed her perception of the world.

A Date with Jane is perfect for the casual reader and the devoted Janeite. See it for free this Saturday.

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