Austen at Altitude banner

Austen at Altitude
Here’s the official web banner for Austen at Altitude, a conference in Denver, Colorado on April 13, that coincides with the world premiere of a Jane Austen musical. Feel free to copy the banner for use on your own website and please link to this web page for more information:

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Austen at Altitude

Jane Austen comes to the rarefied air of Denver in April with a three-day event, Austen at Altitude, that begins with the world premiere of “Sense and Sensibility, The Musical” at the Denver Center, continues with a Regency ball and concludes with a star-studded conference organized by two Austen societies.

The Pikes Peak and Denver-Boulder regions of the Jane Austen Society of North America have partnered with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to produce the Friday night ball April 12 and the Saturday conference. Conference attendees can attend the opening night of the musical April 11 (or any of the performances through April 14 and get special pricing). All events are at the Denver Center and the ball, with authentic Regency music and dancing, will be in the Seawell Grand Ballroom. Many of the dancers will be in costume.

Austen enthusiasts (or Janeites) have extra reason to celebrate this year, which is the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Pride and Prejudice.” The 200th anniversary of “Sense and Sensibility,” Austen’s first published novel, was in 2011. Understandably, the focus of the conference will be “Sense and Sensibility.” Our keynote speaker will be Professor Claudia Johnson of Princeton Univiersity, followed by a roundtable discussion with the Tony-nominated team behind the musical. The roundtable will be moderated by Professor Joan Ray from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Ray is a past president of the national JASNA organization and the author of “Jane Austen for Dummies.”

After lunch, Sandy Lerner, founder of Chawton House Library for the Study of Early Women Writers, will talk about the library’s mission. (Chawton House was the home of Austen’s brother, Edward Austen Knight, and Jane spent the last years of her life in the nearby Chawton Cottage.) And Professor Susan Greenfield of Fordham University will close the conference. Professor Greenfield is well known as the writer of “The Jane Austen Weekly” at the Huffington Post.

Other events the week of the conference are planned, including a talk at the downtown Tattered Cover book store, April 12.

The website for the conference (with links to registration and the national organization) is at

The website for the musical is at

Ticket price and showtime information is at

Special pricing for the shows includes a donation to the Chawton House Library for the Thursday opening night performance.

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