Posted 2 years ago
By John Axtell
This week marks the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Jane Austen’s book “Pride and Prejudice,” and to celebrate the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center at Chadron State College and the school’s chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society are hosting a special free event Monday night at 7:00.
Sandoz Center Director Sarah Polak says “Austen-tatious” is an effort link together Jane Austen, Mari Sandoz, and other female authors in a fun time of movies, discussion, and refreshments.
The centerpiece of the evening will be the simultaneous showing in two different parts of the Sandoz Center of movie versions of two Jane Austen classics…Emma, starring Oscar-winning actress Gweneth Paltrow, and Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley
There will be English-style snacks including tea and scones, door prizes, and discussions of the movies and other Austen works led by Sigma Tau Delta members before the movies…which will begin at 7:30. Polak says post-movie discussion will also be welcomed.
You can get more information on Austen-tatious by calling the Mari Sandoz Center at 308-432-6401.