The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region
(Including Kansas and Western Missouri)

2015 Member Events
(Registration Required)
*Open to the Public

Saturday, August 8
Planning Meeting
1:00-3:00 pm
Home of Gaye Stevick
Contact: Leah Wilson

Saturday, August 15
Discussion of Cotillion
by Georgette Heyer
1:00-3:00 pm
Home of Gaye Stevick
Contact: Gaye Stevick 

*Saturday, September 19
The History & Culture of the British Ladies' Fan
Melinda MacDace
Large Meeting Room
Plaza Library
Contact: Leah Wilson

October 9-11
Annual General Meeting
Living in Jane Austen's World
Louisville, KY 

*Saturday November 7
Regency Ball
7:00-10:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Kansas City, MO 

December 12 or 13
Jane Austen Birthday Tea
Time and Location TBD
Contact: Kristen Woodbury

— 2016 —

*Tuesday, April 12
Circulating Libraries
in Jane Austen's Day
Claire Bellanti,
JASNA President
6:30 p.m.
Truman Forum,
Plaza Library
Contact: Julienne Gehrer 


Borrow from our
Lending Library 

 Book List



Registration Open!

Jane Austen Regency Ball

Join us Saturday, October 18
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Aladdin Hotel Ballroom
1215 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO

You are cordially invited to attend a delightful evening of English country dance
in the polite society of three remarkable organizations:

 The Jane Austen Society of North America—Kansas City Region
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
The English Department, University of Missouri - Kansas City 

We encourage our neighboring JASNA Regions to attend, but make haste to inquire 
about discounted hotel rooms by contacting Dr. Jennifer Frangos at

Ticket price is a modest $12 per person. Even Aunt Norris 
would find the sum reasonable for the benefit received!

Bring a friend or partner, or come by matters not, because our style of dance 
will have you changing hands with both novice and experienced dancers throughout the evening.

ances will be called by Jerome Grisanti whose enthusiasm, distinctive voice 
and clear teaching skills have made him a popular caller throughout the Midwest. 

Dances will flow to the live music of Jill and Greg Allen of Red House. 

e encourage Regency dress or modern attire. The ballroom ambience is enhanced 
by the swing of skirts and kilts. (No jeans please.)
Light refreshments will be served 
and card games will offer alternate entertainment.
Bring your pounds, shillings and pence for the cash bar. 

Ready your reticule, feather your head dress, but by all means
register by emailing 
Leah Wilson at

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Spend the Day in the 18th Century!
Dance attendees may puchase a $25 non-participant day pass 
to attend Saturday's academic panels offered 
by The Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Select from a variety of topics throughout the day, 
including an Austen-specific panel at 3:45.
Check the conference website for details on or before September 1
and consider adding this enjoyment to your dance registration.