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JASNA AGM - October 2015
Louisville, Kentucky

March 26, 2015
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.

Dec. 6, 2014
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, October 10, 2014,
with a cast of JASNA thespians:

Syrie as "Miss Maria Bertram"

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JASNA-SW fall meeting
Glendale Public Library, Sept. 20, 2014
Syrie spoke about her novel Jane Austen's First Love

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Barnes & Noble - Aug. 16, 2014


Syrie and Liz Philosophos Cooper performed as
Mrs. Hurst and Caroline Bingley at the
JASNA-SW meeting in Los Angeles
December 2013

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!



Diana Birchall and Syrie performing in YOU ARE PASSIONATE, JANE for the JASNA-Puget Sound (Seattle) Chapter on August 12, 2012.

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 our Mother-Son Author Talk for FORBIDDEN
Thursday, March 1, 2012


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
Fort Worth, Texas
October 2011
Syrie with her husband Bill & friends, authors,
and other Janeites at the Annual General Meeting,
author booksigning, tea, and Regency ball!

Photos from the
Women's National Book Association/L.A. Reads Its Own
Mystic Journey Bookstore, Venice, CA
September 11, 2011

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 on May 1, 2011.

Here are a few photo highlights:

Learn more about JASNA-SW here.

Brad Howell Client Appreciation Party/Book Signing - April 2011

April 6 - 10, 2011

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


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

Watch the video of AUSTENALIA


took place on
Tuesday February 15, 2011
Chapman University, Orange, CA

Syrie was quoted in an article from
"Chapman University Happenings," which recaps the
Austenalia event/author discussion 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! What an honor!

It was a delightful afternoon and evening. Thank you Dr. Lynda Hall, Dean Charlene Baldwin, all the fans who attended, and everyone who made it possible!


Celebrating the release of Dracula, My Love
Long Beach, California, November 2010


Portland, Oregon, October 2010

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


an original screenplay by Syrie James

Sept. 27, 2010
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, April 2010

Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Subscribers' Party
Fullerton, California

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