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Borrowing the words of Miss Bates, "It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do." Check the JASNA and Non-JASNA event calendars below for opportunities to join others in celebrating Jane Austen.

JASNA Regional Events

JASNA Regions host creative special events that all members of the Society are invited to attend. In many cases, non-members who would like to know more about JASNA are also welcome. (For information on Regional book discussions and other regular meetings, visit a Region's website or contact the Regional Coordinator.) 

Regional Coordinators:
 To promote an upcoming special event, contact JASNA's Vice President for Regions, Liz Philosophos Cooper, at liz.p.cooper@gmail.com.

Rosenbach Library

2008-2010 Delancey Place

Philadelphia , PA

Sep 22

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Iowa Region: History Undressed: Ladies Toilette

Comparing the Toilette of Regency, Georgian & Victorian Women

Urbandale Public Library

3520 86th St.

Urbandale , IA

Sep 22

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

St. Luke’s Church Hall BC

3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.

Victoria , BC

Sep 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

University City Public Library

6701 Delmar Blvd.

University City , MO

Sep 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Utah Region: The Gothic Elements of Bath

Northanger Abbey Cemetery Walk 

City View Event Center

1001 Eleventh Ave.

Salt Lake City , UT

Oct 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chattahoochee Hills , GA

Nov 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Southwest Region: Jane Austen in Hollywood

"Unfilmable Austen: The Case of Northanger Abbey"

Sony Pictures Studios

Rita Hayworth Dining Room

Culver City , CA

Dec 8

10:00 am

Huntington Library

Garden Court

San Marino , CA

Jun 1

10:30 am


Non-JASNA Events

The events listed below are a small selection of upcoming events that may be of interest to Janeites. These events are not organized by JASNA or its Regions. 

Society in Jane Austen's World: England's Regency Period

Road Scholar, the lifelong learning organization formerly known as Elderhostel, will offer a 6-day "learning adventure" in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, focusing on the world of Jane Austen — both the world of her novels and the Regency period in which she lived. Participants will discuss themes of gender, social hierarchy, courtship and gossip, and will "partake in a variety of activities suitable for well-off ladies and gentlemen, from writing with a quill pen to lawn games, archery and table play readings."

For more information, visit the Road Scholar websiteprogram # 22358.


SEPTEMBER 23-28, 2018


"Jane Austen's final novel is a Cinderella story about a fairy tale gone wrong . . . and Anne Elliot’s fight to earn an even happier ending."  This new musical adaptation (book by Harold Taw and music and lyrics by Chris Jeffries) will have its California premiere at Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado from October 5 through November 18, 2018.  

For more details and tickets, visit the Lamb's Players Theatre website.



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