Ales & Ideas – Writing About Modern Love: What would Jane Austen Think About Netflix and Chill?

Join Clatsop Community College and Fort George Brewery in the Lovell Showroom for Ales & Ideas on Thursday, March 7th at 7pm featuring CCC Writing Instructor Kama O’Connor.

Kama O’Connor, a Clatsop Community College writing instructor, writes and researches love stories and the ways they’ve changed over time. From “it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” to, “ILY bae, BRB” the way authors—and humans—fall in love, talk about sex and other hazards of love, and even meet in the dating world has drastically shifted since Austen’s time. Though her romance novels end in a happily ever after like Jane Austen’s, O’Connor doesn’t have any doubt that Austen herself would get a good laugh out of modern love and the novels we write about it. Come hear more about the history of love stories and why they are the most enduring, profitable form of literature to date.

Doors tot he Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover.

The Thursday Lecture Series is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023/2024 Partners –

1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, Lewis & Clark

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map