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Movie Day

Movie Day: "Northanger Abbey" (2007) CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF NORTHANGER ABBEY   On Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11 JASNA Greater Phoenix members and friends gathered at the home of one of our members to watch the 2007 adaptation of Northanger Abbey, starring...

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 the...

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 of...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 9

by Emily Smith “Nobody minds having what is too good for them.” – Mansfield Park DAY NINE - Friday, September 21, 2018 I started off my morning by going to the Mission Theatre to listen to a talk by author Rose Servitova about her book The Longbourn Letters: The...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 8

by Emily Smith “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” – Sense and Sensibility DAY EIGHT - Thursday, September 20, 2018 Today I finally got the opportunity to do what all Janeites aspire to do –...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 7

by Emily Smith “And the more I saw, the more I found to admire.” – Persuasion  DAY SEVEN - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 This morning I took a minibus tour around Bath and got to see some of the sights that are further on the outskirts and not so easy to walk to. ...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 6

by Emily Smith “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen DAY SIX - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Today I visited Stourhead!  Don’t know what Stourhead is?  I didn’t until this trip either, but it was my...