2018, Dec 8: The Annual Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon

Our annual Jane Austen Birthday luncheon was held at The Gatesworth.  Many members and their guests were present enjoy a delicious lunch and champagne toast followed by a lively game of Speculation taught and lead by JASNA member, Shelia Hwang, Ph.D.   Speculation (a fun, fast-paced card game featured in … READ ON

Jane Austen’s Portsmouth And the Dynamics of the Price Family

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 … 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

Assessing Belle

  (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2014)   Last Thursday, May 8, several JANSA-StL members, ourselves included, attended a preview of the new costume drama Belle at Plaza Frontenac. Just released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Belle, as you may know already, is set in Georgian England and is based on the life … READ ON

Report on Mansfield Park Readings, presented March 29, 2014

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, St. Louis Region Janeites and guests from around the St. Louis area congregated at the Tavern of Fine Arts for lunch and readings of their favorite scenes from Mansfield Park.  As with our Pride and Prejudice event last year, The Tavern of Fine Arts offered … READ ON