Thursday, November 15, 2012
Laurie Viera Rigler, novelist, web series writer, and author of Rude Awakenings of Jane Austen Addict.
Laurie Viera Rigler’s novels Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (both published by Plume in North America and by Bloomsbury in the UK) could have been considered semi-autobiographical had they not involved time travel and body
switching. Her short story, “Intolerable Stupidity,” in which Mr. Darcy brings charges against all the writers of Pride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs and retellings, appears in the anthology Jane Austen Made Me Do It (Ballantine). In addition to working on her third and fourth novels, Laurie is the creator of the Babelgum original web series Sex and the Austen Girl, which is inspired by her Austen Addict novels. All 23 episodes can be found on Laurie’s online home, janeaustenaddict.com.
All readings are 7 p.m. Thursdays in The Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.