Not Your Mother’s Jane Austen

Seth Grahame-Smith chatted with Books & Bars via Skype video. It was our first video chat with an author and a rousing success we hope to repeat soon. A movie screen on stage held his image while we sat in the theater with a couple microphones to ask him questions. He could see us as though he was sitting towards the back of the theater and also see his own image the movie screen. We discussed his smash hit Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which pokes broader fun at the social changes taking place in Jane Austen’s classic, and his other projects for about 45 minutes. Then had time to have our regular discussion without him (another 45 min), making for a good balance. Seth was thoroughly engaging and entertaining, even breaking some secret scoops for us. Topics included the process of writing a mash-up, late night humor, how anything + ninjas = awesome, the drunken washwoman defense, zombies as a metaphor (marriage, etc.), and much more. I’ll let you see for yourselves from the two 8-minute video clips. If you had a particular question you were wondering about, ask me, we may’ve gotten an answer.

Part 1

Part 2

Next month join us for non-fiction (!): June 9th we cover Bonk: the Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach.
at Bryant-Lake Bowl

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Filed under Adults (kid-free), Shows, video, writing

3 responses to “Not Your Mother’s Jane Austen

  1. Amanda Giannini

    Hi! Im currently a student at FSU and Im putting together a media presentation for class on the use of Skype and Second Life for teens in Libraries. I was wondering if I could include Part 1 of your YouTube video in my presenation as an example of a Author visit using Skype?

    Thank you for your consideration.

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