The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region

2014 Member Events
(Registration Required)
*Open to the Public

 Mansfield Park
200th Anniversary 

*Saturday, April 5
Mansfield Park 
with Andrea Broomfield
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Plaza Library
Followed by tea at
Andre's Confiserie Suisse

Sunday, May 4
Mansfield Park Film Fest
11:00 am-7:00 pm
Versions: 1986 BBC
2007 Masterpiece Theater
The View Condominiums
Contacts: Leah Wilson
& Marilyn James

*Saturday, June 21
Box Hill Picnic at the
 1851 Harris Kearney House
Contacts: Jennifer McKeithen & Marilyn James

Sunday, August 10
2015 Planning Meeting
& Officer Elections 

Large Meeting Room
Plaza Library
Contact: Julienne Gehrer

Sunday, September 14
Mansfield Park Film Fest
Noon to 4:00 pm
Version: 1999 BBC
Plus Book Discussion Topic Chosen by Participants
The View Condominiums
Contacts: Leah Wilson
& Marilyn James

October 9-12
Annual General Meeting
Mansfield Park in Montreal

*Saturday, October 25 OR Sunday, October 26
Jane Austen Harvest Dance 
Contact: Leah Wilson

Sunday, November 9
Mansfield Park Film Fest
Comparison of the novel
& film adaptations
Noon to 4:00 pm
The View Condominiums
Contacts: Leah Wilson
& Marilyn James

Sunday, December 7
Jane Austen Birthday Tea 
Anna Tea Shoppe
Liberty, MO
Contact: Kimberlea Rauzi



Borrow from our
Lending Library 

 Book List



Is Mansfield Park Misunderstood?

In celebration the 200th anniversary of Mansfield Park, Prof. Andrea Broomfield will lead us through a discussion of the novel that’s often considered Jane Austen’s most ambitious yet most underrated work. Several members of our region participated in Prof. Broomfield’s discussion as part of the Taste of Victorian Literature series at the Kansas City Public Library.

In addition to teaching English at Johnson County Community College, Prof. Broomfield is the author of Food and Cooking in Victorian England: A History and co-editor of Prose by Victorian Women: An Anthology. In 2010, she presented the annual Cockefair luncheon lecture, The Night the Good Ship Went Down: Three Fateful Dinners Served Aboard the Titanic and What They Tell Us About Class, Power and Nationalism on the Eve of the First World War. Broomfield’s chapter on food and cooking in Scotland was published in Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, and she is currently working on a new book on Kansas City food history. 

Please register for the discussion by clicking on the title below. Let us know if you’d like to join us for tea immediately afterwards at Andres’s Confiserie Suisse.

Mansfield Park with Prof. Andrea Broomfield
Saturday, April 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m.  
Large Meeting Room, Plaza Library
4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO

Tea following at Andre’s Confiserie Suisse
5018 Main St., Kansas City, MO
Cost for Tea: $15 (register by Friday, March 28)