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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Do you miss dancing and society? Dance instructor Laura Beraha and the Valley Area English Regency Society are hosting a free Zoom event each Sunday. Socializing starts at 2:40 pm Pacific Time, followed by dance instruction at 3:00 pm. Dances are adapted for one or two dancers. Period attire and fancy teacups are admired but never required, and all are welcome.
For more information and to request a Zoom link, visit the event website.
ZOOM VIRTUAL EVENT
SUNDAYS, 2:40 PM PACIFIC TIME
Race & the Regency
Jane Austen & Co. is offering a series of free talks exploring the topic of Race and the Regency through May 2021. The presentations will explore the role of race, nationalism, identity, and representation in Jane Austen's own writing and in Austen-inspired works today. All events are free and will take place on Zoom. Recordings will be available online afterwards as well.
See the full schedule here.
To register for an event, visit the Jane Austen & Co. website.
Each year the Jane Austen Summer Program explores Austen's novels and other writings. This year's Summer Program (June 17-21) will focus on the author through her letters and Claire Tomalin's biography, Jane Austen: A Life. Open to scholars and Austen fans, the 4-day online symposium will feature presentations, small-group discussions, workshops, theatricals, and more. Guests this year will include Janine Barchas (The Lost Books of Jane Austen), Mary Robinette Kowal (the Glamourist History series), and Robert Morrison (The Regency Years). Check the website for more details.
ZOOM VIRTUAL EVENT
JUNE 17-21, 2021