Wednesday, January 17
11:30 a.m. in the Church
English High Tea following in the Parlor
Featuring Barbara Heller, author, award-winning director of short films, and manager of film and television locations
Special appearance by The Men of Nehemiah
While reading Pride and Prejudice for the millionth time, Barbara Heller had a sudden desire to hold the actual letters in the book in her hand. Her quest to possess the letters, as though written in the character’s own hand, folded with historical accuracy and properly postmarked, took her on a journey that only deepened her respect for Austen’s genius and resulted in a curated version of the novel where readers pull out a facsimile of each of the 19 letters. Barbara will share images from her research into early 19th century letter writing, discuss the process of selecting calligraphers, and explain the intricacies of the Regency postal system. It’s a new way to connect with a favorite book!
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