A reading of Sarah Rose Kearns play Manydown

A reading of Sarah Rose Kearns play Manydown

JASNA Florida SW held its second Zoom meeting on May 2, 2020.  Sarah Rose Kearns and Laura Rocklyn beautifully read the play “Manydown” authored by Sarah Rose Kearns.  Manydown Park was the home of Jane Austen’s friends, the Bigg-Withers.  The brother...

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ZOOM meeting re recent Sanditon and Emma productions

ZOOM meeting re recent Sanditon and Emma productions

Thanks to ZOOM, JASNA SW Florida region met on Saturday April 11, 2020.  The meeting began with Rosemary Purdy reading an excerpt from “Letters to Dead Authors” by Andrew Lang.  Then Vicky Hinshaw led the thirteen participants in a lively discussion of t...

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Lady Elliot Entertains

On April 29th, our group enjoyed giving a performance reading of “Lady Elliot Entertains” or “What Do We Do With Elizabeth?” We were delighted to have two new members attend the meeting and grateful to Ms. Susan Schumann-Skehan for hosting the event at...

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Sanditon – Presented by Dr. Sara Dustin April 1st

  JASNA-Florida South West Meeting April 1, 2017 Regional Coordinator Dr. Sara Dustin delightfully diverted 14 of us on Saturday, April 1 with a preview of her upcoming break-out talk at the Huntington Beach, California, AGM October 6-8. Her topic “Sun,...

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Feb Meeting: Why Did Jane Love Her Bad Boys?

Feb Meeting: Why Did Jane Love Her Bad Boys?

Our meeting  on January 18,2017 at the South County Regional Library in Estero, Florida featured Mr. Jerry Vetowich discussing “Jane Austen’s Bad Boys.” As Jerry noted, he is a long-time member of JASNA in New York and has a great love of Jane Austen’...

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2016 Birthday Tea

2016 Birthday Tea

The Southwest Florida JASNA group held their second annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea at the Wisteria Tea Room on Saturday, December 17th. The group enjoyed a lively discussion about a variety of topics, and the Wisteria Tea Room delighted the attendees by singi...

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A delightful November meeting.

Dr. Cheryl Kinney gave the members a lively and fascinating presentation entitled “‘Where Health is at Stake’: Illness, Invalids and Healers in Highbury”; this talk was based on her presentation at the 2016 AGM.  Dr. Kinney began the talk wit...

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