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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Sanditon on Masterpiece – What do we think?

Sanditon on Masterpiece – What do we think?

Another Splendid Tea Party! On Saturday, January 25, the Jane Austen Society of North America Florida Southwest Region met at Shadow Wood Preserve in South Fort Myers. Member Bonnie Seiler organized a fabulous tea party including scones, trifle, and other good...

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Shall We Tea – 4th Annual Birthday Tea

Shall We Tea – 4th Annual Birthday Tea

Happy 244th Birthday Jane Austen! To celebrate Jane Austen’s 244th birthday, thirteen of us met at Laurie Nienhaus‘ home on Fort Myers Beach on a beautiful sunny Florida afternoon. In addition to hosting, Laurie prepared a magnificent Afternoon Tea...

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Tea, Coffee, Treats, and Good Company!

Tea, Coffee, Treats, and Good Company!

Lively and informative! There was definitely “good company” at our November Meeting, as well as tea, coffee and treats. “My idea of good company, Mr Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation...

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ALT AGM – The Next Best Thing to Being There

While the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America was taking place in Williamsburg, Virginia, we held our own pre-season meeting of JASNA Florida Southwest region. It was decided we would call it the ALT AGM. Tea at Brambles You migh...

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“Jane Austen’s Women” – Record Attendance!

“Jane Austen’s Women” – Record Attendance!

Twenty-one people, including our two speakers, attended the April 6, 2019 meeting of the JASNA Southwest Florida Region to hear a new take on Jane Austen’s women – our best attendance ever! We all but overflowed the small conference room at Lakes Regio...

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“The Misfortune of Poetry” – One AGM presentation in preview mode

Members were honored to get a preview of “The Misfortune of Poetry: Retrenching Through Literature in Persuasion and Sanditon” by our RC (regional coordinator) Sara Dustin. Professor Dustin gave us a preview of her presentation planned for the JASNA AGM (A...

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“Almost Too Good for Me” – A Persuasions On-Line Article was the Topic of the Day!

Persuasion – Austen’s final completed novel. The JASNA Southwest Florida region met on Saturday, April 14th from 1-3 pm at the Bonita Springs library. As this year’s Novel is Persuasion, our members were asked to read, prior to the meeting, ...

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