The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region
(Including Kansas and Western Missouri)
Founded 1995



2019 Member Events
(Registration Required)
*Open to the Public


May 25

"Thoughts on Northanger Abbey

Presented by Ted Benditt

1:00-3:00 PM

Crestwood Condominiums


June 1

Boxhill Picnic

1:00-3:00 PM

Home of Gaye Stevick


July 12-14

Jane Austen Festival in Louisville


August 3

Annnual Planning Meeting

1:00-3:00 PM

Crestwood Condominiums


August 17

Georgette Heyer: Venetia

1:00-3:00 PM

Home of Valerie Hodges-Sporn


October 4-6

AGM in Williamsburg, VA


November 9 (Tentative)

Jane Austen Regency Ball

6:30-9:30 PM

(Place TBD)


December 8 or 15 (Tentative)

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

1:00-3:00 PM

Place TBD

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Pride & Prejudice at the Rep!

Members enjoyed a lovely performance of Pride & Prejudice at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. The play runs through April 20. 

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Webster House

Members enjoyed a celebration of our Jane's birthday at the historic Webster House. Happy Birthday, Jane! 

Dr. Sheryl Craig shared a fascinating presentation about "Women's Rights in Georgian England" with us as we raised a cup in Jane's honor. 

Our Tea Menu

Cucumber & herb cheese on focaccia bread
Curried chicken salad in phyllo cup
Prosciutto & Brie wrapped asparagus tips
Lemon tartlets with Italian meringue
Fresh fruit tartlets
Cranberry, white chocolate scones with lemon curd on the side
Chocolate mousse “shots”
& Tea