In Memoriam

  Our national organization reports, via the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, that Austen fans have lost another author and long-time advocate of Jane Austen. Marie Dobbs made an interesting life for herself and penned other works besides her 1975 completion of Sanditon, as her Telegraph obituary indicates: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11790472/Marie-Dobbs-author-obituary.html Last month, the … READ ON

20th Anniversary of Clueless, Updated Story to Emma

This is a link to an article about Clueless and its 20th anniversary.  A freelance writer, Melissa Meinzer for St. Louis Magazine, “online” interviewed our JASNA – St. Louis Regional Coordinator, Rose Marie Nester,  about the parallels between Jane Austen’s Emma and Clueless.  As you may know, the writer/director of Clueless updated the story of Emma. http://www.stlmag.com/arts/on-its-20th-anniversary-clueless-comes-to-art-hill/  Ms. Meinzer  was also kind enough to add the St. Louis website to the article.  (Unfortunately, she had the wrong year for the 200th anniversary of Emma.)

Kara Louise: How She Came to Writing and Jane Austen and Where It Led

Kara Louise's novel Darcy's Voyage - program presentation at Jane Austen Society in St. Louis

On June 6, members of the St. Louis Region of JASNA and their guests congregated at the lovely home of member Bettye Dew to enjoy one of her delectable luncheons and then a delightful presentation by author Kara Louise. Ms. Louise (her pen name) recounted the story of her exploration … READ ON

“The Material World of Jane Austen’s Time” Highlights

Highlights from “The Material World of Jane Austen’s Time” Presented by Anne Woodhouse, PhD Curator of Domestic Life at the Missouri History Museum   We have a pretty good idea of Jane Austen’s England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. But what did things look like here in … READ ON