In honor of the upcoming 201st birthday of Charlotte Brontë, author of the British literary classic Jane Eyre, author Erin McCole Cupp will be sponsoring “free, portable tea parties” at local libraries and other literature-loving establishments.
Charlotte Brontë, the oldest of the three Brontë sisters and one of the earliest successful female novelists, was born on April 21, 1816. Charlotte Brontë is best remembered for her romantic novel Jane Eyre. Artists throughout the years have paid homage to Jane Eyre through many adaptations, in both books and film, including local author Erin McCole Cupp’s ebook series The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan, a science fiction retelling of the story of Jane Eyre.
In honor of Brontë’s 201st birthday, Cupp will be providing free tea bags with small “Brontë Birthday” cards attached. Fans of Brontë’s work as well as readers who have yet to be introduced to her novels can pick up these “portable tea parties” to enjoy at their convenience. The Atglen Public Library will have some of the birthday tea packets available, with more locations to come.
Additional information about the Brontë Birthday Tea program, including available locations as they are announced, is available at this website. If you have a business that would like to request a free Brontë Birthday Tea Party Pack, contact Erin.