9th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Louisville

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. … READ ON

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

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

JASNA StL News & Notes – August 2014

  JASNA StL founding member Phyllis Thorpe recently passed along two links of interest to readers of Jane Austen. The first: a link to a July 6 “Charlie Rose” conversation with John McQuillen, the curator of the Morgan Library’s current “Marks of Genius” exhibit. The interviewer is guest host Jon … READ ON

Miss Manners Channels Miss Austen

  In today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch (June 24), Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), our favorite advice-giver, tackles the tricky question of courtship now and then (the Regency era, of course). We offer a link to Miss Manners’ observations in the hope that they will put a smile on your face, … READ ON

A Will, an Opportunity for Study, and a Proposal

  Last week, Linda Dennery and Meg Levin, our faithful New York Region correspondents, passed along three Austen-related items. The first is a story about, and a link to, Austen’s will; the second, an announcement of a summer course on Mansfield Park and Persuasion at Cornell University; and the third, … READ ON