JASNA – We are saddened by the loss of a longtime member, Helen Burtch, of St. Louis. Thoughts and condolences go to her family and friends from all the members of the Metropolitan St. Louis Region of JASNA.
Helen was a lively and generous member of our organization and a devoted student and appreciator of Jane Austen’s writing. For the past ten years, she was the resident sponsor of our annual Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon at the Gatesworth.
JASNA–St. Louis has made a memorial donation to the Jane Austen House Museum in her honor. You can view Helen Burtch’s obituary on Legacy.com.
Jane Austen Summer Program Presents “200 Years of Persuasion” June 15 to 18, 2017 Hosted by the University of North Carolina, CH and JASNA-NC CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — This summer more than 100 people, including Austen fans, established scholars, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and aspiring authors, will have the opportunity … Continue reading
Dear Essay Writers, As you know, JASNA (National level) sponsors an essay contest every year, with three categories: high school, undergraduate and graduate. The topic is usually tied to the theme of the upcoming AGM, in this case, it is the “afterlife” of Jane Austen’s novels. Our 2017 Essay Contest … Continue reading
The Jane Austen Society of North America- Greater Louisville Region is already hard at work on the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival, which will be held at 1790’s Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky. This year, we will be celebrating “Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817,” and commemorating 200 years since her passing. … Continue reading
At the Saturday, Sept. 26, meeting of the St. Louis Metropolitan Region, Jane Austen Society of North America, members and guests experienced not one but two insightful presentations concerning Austen’s 1814 novel Mansfield Park. The presentations were offered by members Phyllis Thorpe and Toby Benis. Last year, at JASNA’s Montreal … Continue reading