EVENTS & APPEARANCES

Signing books at the
L.A. Times Festival of Books







JASNA CHICAGO
Author Panel







Diana Birchall and Syrie James
performing the play "You Are Passionate Jane" at
Chawton House Library,
Hampshire, England



JASNA AGM
Louisville, Kentucky






Brandeis Lunch With The Authors
Syrie James and authors John Lescoart, Joshua Braff, Lalita Tademy and Avelet Waldman addressed a capacity audience at Villa Ragusa in Campbell, California.





JASNA-SW Luncheon Meeting
USC Town and Gown

Syrie and Diana Birchall presented a staged reading of their original comedy "A Dangerous Intimacy: Behind the Scenes at Mansfield Park" with an ensemble of a dozen actors. (That's Syrie in purple at center as Maria Bertram, and Diana in green at right as Mrs. Norris in her homage to Carol Burnett's "Went With The Wind" costume.)

Syrie with actors John Allen Nelson and Justine Eyre.


The World Premiere performance of "A Dangerous Intimacy: Behind the Scenes at Mansfield Park" at the JASNA AGM in Montreal
with a cast of JASNA thespians:




Syrie as "Miss Maria Bertram"

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Glendale Public Library
Syrie spoke about her novel Jane Austen's First Love




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JANE AUSTEN'S FIRST LOVE Book launch
Barnes & Noble



THE BINGLEY SISTERS IN LOS ANGELES

Syrie and Liz Philosophos Cooper performed as
Mrs. Hurst and Caroline Bingley at the
JASNA-SW meeting in Los Angeles



JASNA AGM
Minneapolis, Minnesota




Book Launch for
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica CA

Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful event!


 


YOU ARE PASSIONATE, JANE



Diana Birchall and Syrie performing in YOU ARE PASSIONATE, JANE for the JASNA-Puget Sound (Seattle) Chapter




BELOW: Syrie signing books after playing Jane.




Diana, Laurel Ann Nattress (the genius behind austenprose.com-- CLICK HERE for a recap and more PHOTOS of our Austenesque weekend in Seattle), and Syrie after the performance




Photos from Mother-Son Author Talk for FORBIDDEN


   


Click here to listen to Syrie's & Ryan's recent radio interview
(Our appearance begins about 7 minutes in... so please keep listening! :)

Photo Highlights from the JASNA AGM
Syrie with her husband Bill & friends, authors,
and other Janeites at the Annual General Meeting,
author booksigning, tea, and Regency ball!




Women's National Book Association/L.A. Reads Its Own
Mystic Journey Bookstore, Venice, CA
Syrie, in vintage Victorian gown, read from her novel "Dracula, My Love"






CLICK HERE for the link to LISTEN to
Syrie's appearance on The Diane Rehm Show in Washington D.C.
discussing the novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.


Distributed by National Public Radio, NPR Worldwide, and SIRIUS satellite radio



Syrie signed books at the JASNA-SW booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books






Party/Book Signing - Dracula My Love








In Bollywood attire for the RT Party, and Victorian garb to sign "Dracula, My Love"


A wild night at the Romantic Times Bollywood Party


RT Booklovers' Convention Venetian Faery Ball


Syrie with authors Catherine Coulter and Lauren Willig


RT Book Fair



AUSTENALIA

A panel discussion and book signing evfour Jane Austen-related authors:
Diana Birchall, Syrie James, Laurie Viera Rigler, & Karen Joy Fowler

Watch the video of AUSTENALIA

AUSTENALIA

took place at Chapman University, Orange, CA

An article from
"Chapman University Happenings" recaps the
Austenalia event/author panel.

Read the article here.

Chapman's University's beautiful Jane Austen-themed display,
including The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen on the same shelf as
an 1833 American first edition of Austen's Sense and Sensibility.



BOOK SIGNING PARTY


Celebrating the release of Dracula, My Love
Long Beach, California



JASNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Portland, Oregon



The Writer's Guild of America, West
Staged Reading of

TAME THE WILD SKY


an original screenplay by Syrie James


Los Angeles

TAME THE WILD SKY is a heartwarming drama about a teenaged boy who finds new direction in life when—with the help of a reclusive veterinarian—he rescues and rehabilitates a rare, injured falcon. It was a magical, unforgettable evening as a talented cast brought Syrie's screenplay to life for a very appreciative audience.


CAST: (L to R) Larry Cedar, Syrie James, Jeffery Passero (director), Hudson Thames,
Zack Shada, Shayne Topp, Gareth Williams, Courtney Burness, Stacy Edwards,
Jill Andre, Kaleo Griffith, Elizabeth Hayden


Brandeis University National Woman's Committee

Lunch With The Authors
Sunnyvale, California

Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Subscribers' Party
Fullerton, California

West Hollywood Book Fair
"Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives" Book Panel