in Old Mandeville, sponsored by The Jane Austen Foundation of Louisiana, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. The mission of the festival in Mandeville is to foster the fine art of letter writing.
We have concentrated over the first two festivals in creating an atmosphere that combines fun cultural activities keyed to the Regency Era in England in which Jane Austen lived and created what are universally recognized as some of the greatest literary works in the English language. But our goal always has been to create a genuine literary festival for the north shore," said Kerri Blache, a founder of the event and president of the board of directors. "Now, in our third year, we are putting more emphasis this year on the literary aspect of our project," Blache said.
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