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 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, Debra Roush, at email@example.com.
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.
Sense and Sensibility Takes the Stage!
Kate Hamill's playful adaptation of Austen's beloved novel is full of humor, emotion, and bold theatricality as it examines our reactions—both reasonable and ridiculous—to societal pressures. See why this play was a sellout in Brooklyn, Washington, and other places. The Patio Playhouse Theater production will run from October 25—November 17, and discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Email for more information.
PATIO PLAYHOUSE THEATER
116 S KALMIA
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, OCT 25—NOV 17, 2019
Collector's Day: Table Talk at Hammond-Harwood House Museum
The elegant Hammond-Harwood House Museum in historic Annapolis is the setting for two presentations on period dining. Janine E. Skerry will discuss how the French style of service—which Austen experienced—gave way to the more elaborate Russian style. Food historian Joyce White will prepare historic sweet and savory recipes, and a curated wine tasting rounds out the afternoon. For more information, visit the Museum's website.
HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM
19 MARYLAND STREET
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401
NOV 9, 2019
Merry Christmas, Jane Austen!
Explore the Christmas traditions and festivities of early 19th-Century England as depicted in Austen's novels and letters. Instructor Lindy Bell will help you discover the significance of certain Regency holiday traditions and trace their evolution to today's celebrations. Taste period refreshments, learn holiday games, and perhaps be inspired to add some "new" traditions to your own festivities. For more information, please visit the website or email Lindy.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, DALLAS CAMPUS
6425 BOAZ LANE
DALLAS, TX 75205
NOV 16, 2019
Austen in Austin
Are original or illustrated editions of a novel more important than cheaper reprints that are merely read and discarded? The landmark Austen in Austin exhibit at the Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) explores this question, displaying cheap, mass-market reprints of Austen's six novels alongside priceless first editions and other valuable versions for the first time. The inexpensive and accessible editions, printed on shoddy paper and sold in railway stations or given as school prizes, may have made Austen popular long before she was considered great. Learn more about the exhibit in the blog post by Curator Janine Barchas, Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The Lost Books of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). Austen in Austin is on view through January 5, 2020. Admission is free.
HARRY RANSOM CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
300 W 21st STREET
AUSTIN, TX 78712
THROUGH JAN 5, 2020