June with Jane Austen


Living in

Jane Austen’s World


Want to spend the morning living like Jane Austen? ****

Then join us on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:15 am

until 1:30 pm.  Learn how to dance like that

husband-catching, fine-eyed Lizzie Bennet.  Make a Regency

inspired pendant and earring set that even Lady Catherine

would have found enchanting.  Join the ranks of those

letter writing hunks Darcy, Robert Martin and Captain Wentworth

(okay, maybe not Captain Wentworth in just one workshop!)

in the penmanship class.  Each participant will be asked to rank

the workshops (1, 2, 3) but will be guaranteed to be in a workshop of their 1st or 2nd choice.

Also included is a fabulous luncheon and lecture with Claire Bellanti, the 2015 JASNA President.                                             

                                               Registration Fee $75.00

                                    (includes Valet parking)




Louise Siddons will teach us three period dances popular in Jane Austen’s England.  Two dances will focus on those new to dancing so that we can all participate in the evening’s

Netherfield Ball and also give us an introduction to a medium level dance so that we can show off our abilities.  Instruction will be on a carpeted floor.


Each participant in the Jewelry workshop will complete a Regency inspired jewelry set of  earrings and pendant. June Lubowinski has designed three sets based upon her research and you may select the style and color you would like to make in the workshop.   Please fill out the  selection form (link below) and include that with your registration (also, linked below).                     All materials will be provided.


Debi Sementelli, a calligrapher and award winning font developer, will present a workshop for all those who love beautiful writing.  The workshop will be an introduction to penmanship in a calligraphic style.  She will guide us through the strokes and formation of

letters in a copperplate hand.  You will be provided with all the materials required.

                                      Registration Form

                           Jewelry kit selection Form

Spend the night at the Melrose Hotel

The Melrose Hotel has set aside a limited number of rooms at the special rate of $149 per night plus taxes for Friday June 19, 2015.  If you would like to reserve a room please contact the hotel directly at 214-521-5151 or 800-521-7172 and identify yourself as a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.  All reservations must be made by Friday, May 22, 2015.  Please check with the hotel for cancellation, no-show and early departure fees.

Complimentary valet is not provided for overnight stay.  Check with hotel for parking fees.

**** but free of diseases, a 10% childbirth death rate, social/economic oppression, and a life expectancy of ~ 41 years.