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WORD Presents Ted Scheinman for CAMP AUSTEN

    03/15/2018 - 7:00pm

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that delving into the world of Jane Austen fandom results in conversion. Thus, WORD is delighted to bring Ted Scheinman and Michelle Legro to our Brooklyn store to discuss Camp Austen and Ted's jouney into the realm of Austen superfandom and a witty, heartfelt look at Austen's life and afterlife as a belated literary hero. Jason Diamond, author of Searching for John Hughes, says "Camp Austen explores how deeply meaningful and personal the oeuvre of an author can be, and how it stitches us together. Scheinmanhas delivered a heartfelt and entertaining glimpse into Austen's work and literary fandom that will resonate whether you spend your free time wearing Regency-era clothes and rereading Sense and Sensibility or not.” A book for Austen fans, pop culture afficiandos, or those who just want to know what the fuss is about, Ted and Michelle's conversation about Camp Austen is sure to be a magnificent ball, er, literary reading, for all. 

    About the Author & Conversation Partner

    Ted Scheinman is a writer and scholar based in Southern California, where he works as a senior editor at Pacific Standard magazine. He has taught courses on journalism, satire, and poetry at the University of North Carolina and has written for The New York Times, the Oxford AmericanPlayboySlate, and many others. Ted is the author of Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan. Ted will be in conversation with Michelle Legro, journalist from The New Republic and Longreads

    This event takes place in our Brooklyn location. Entrance is a $5 voucher which can be purchased in advance online or at the door. The $5 voucher can be used towards anything in the store, including Camp Austen! Please note that if a copy of Camp Austen is purchased at the event, there is no need to purchase a voucher as well. 


    Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780865478213
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - March 6th, 2018

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    SKU: austenvoucher

    Entrance to see Ted Scheinman and Michelle Legro  at WORD Brooklyn on 3/15/18 at 7pm. The $5 voucher can be used towards anything in the store, including Camp Austen!