Author Shannon Hale to Host “Austenland” Reunion to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

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Shannon Hale, author of the Austenland series published by Bloomsbury and later turned into the 2013 film Austenland, will host a reunion of the cast and crew of the film on April 28 at 5:00 p.m. PT with the goal of raising money for the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign.

The reunion will be livestreamed directly to the American Booksellers Association’s YouTube channel.

Appearing on the livestream with Hale will be director Jerusha Hess and producer Stephenie Meyer as well as the following cast members:

  • JJ Feild (Captain America, Northanger Abbey)
  • Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords, Oscar-winning songwriter)
  • James Callis (Battlestar Galactica, Bridget Jones’s Diary)
  • Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Wedding Crashers)
  • Ricky Whittle (American Gods, The 100)

The #SaveIndieBookstores campaign kicked off on April 2 with a $500,000 contribution from author James Patterson. The campaign continues through April 30.