Our beloved members of the Metropolitan St. Louis Region of JASNA have been celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen since 1980, when the first local meeting was convened with four in attendance. Since then our numbers have grown steadily.
We usually meet four times a year. December, of course, is reserved for the celebration of Jane’s birthday and June traditionally includes lunch and a book review or presentation. Other programs may include a scholarly paper or a discussion of a subject that helps us to further understand the life and times of Jane Austen. Always, there is the “company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation.”
We hope you will be able to attend our programs this year:
Sunday, March 13th, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Highbury & Cranford: Food and Community Presented by Sheila Hwang, PhD and Jennifer Frangos, PhD Location:Pearson House Webster University Campus Public Welcomed
Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Emma & Empathy: A Facilitated Conversation Presented by Robert Mai Location: Buder Branch Library, 4401 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109 Reservation Required Members Only and their Guests Saturday, June 4th, Noon – 3:00 pm Bending Little Minds: Harriet Smith and Henrietta Belfield Presented by Mary Beth Wilczak Summer Luncheon Reservations Required Location: Bettye Dew’s House Members Only and their Guests Saturday, September 17, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Readings from Emma Location: Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave., St. Louis, MO 631112 Public Welcomed
Saturday, December 10, Noon – 3:00pm A Partial Knowledge of Circumstances Presented by Bettye Dew Annual Birthday Luncheon Reservations Required Members Only and their Guests