2006 Annual General Meeting, Tucson

Fresh Perspectives on Mansfield Park October 27-29, 2006, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona  The Southern Arizona Region of JASNA was the host, in Tucson, for the 2006 Annual General Meeting, where the theme was “Fresh Perspectives on Mansfield Park”...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Final Thoughts

by Emily Smith “The distance is nothing when one has a motive.” – Pride and Prejudice FINAL THOUGHTS A few weeks after the festival, I received a message from Jackie Herring, the festival director, asking my permission to use one of the photographs they took of me and...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 11

by Emily Smith “I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath, when I am at home again – I do like it so very much… Oh! Who can ever be tired of Bath?” – Northanger Abbey DAY ELEVEN – Sunday, September 23, 2018 And it finally came, my last day in Bath and...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 10

by Emily Smith “…a very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme, to make him wish to know it better.” – Persuasion  DAY TEN – Saturday, September 22, 2018 Overnight, tropical storm Helene finally reached the coast...