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Jane Austen Society

Jane Austen Louisville loves Jane Austen. This is reflected in the recent birth of the local chapter of the Jane Austen Society, which meets at historic Locust Grove.

Jane Austen is one of England's foremost novelists. The events at Locust Grove correlate with England’s Regency Era, the time period in which Austen lived. This makes it a perfect home for Louisville’s Jane Austen Society to meet.

Bonny Wise, regional coordinator, Jane Austen Society The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of author Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization with over 60 regional groups in the United States and Canada. Its members are of all ages and from diverse walks of life.

On our visit with Louisville’s Jane Austen Society, the group celebrates the birth of the famed author with a special tea. Members at a local JASNA meeting may also discuss an Austen novel, hear a lecture about Austen or the Regency era, or enjoy or Box Hill picnic.

The speaker at the JASNA tea featured in this story is Bruce Richardson. To learn more about his Kentucky tea business, please visit his website.

Bruce Richardson, Elmwood Inn Fine Teas

"The Complete Jane Austen" on Masterpiece

Masterpiece presents film adaptations of Jane Austen's six novels and a biographical film, Miss Austen Regrets, which began January 13, 2008, on PBS stations. The four-month season includes new adaptations of Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion, as well as the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth and the 1996 production of Emma starring Kate Beckinsale. The full schedule is posted on this website.

For more on Louisville's historic Locust Grove, watch this Louisville Life story.

Program 216
A special gathering of Louisville's Jane Austen Society, visits to the Carnegie Center for Art & History in southern Indiana and the University of Louisville's Cressman Center for Visual Arts, plus a profile of civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. Nana Yaa Asantewaa, founder of the Arts Council of Louisville, is our guest. (#216)