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, Liz Philosophos Cooper, 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.
The University of North Carolina will host its sixth annual Jane Austen Summer Program in June, focusing on the topic “Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror.” The events will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Carrboro, NC, and at various locations on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, NC. Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on the gothic-inspired novels. In addition, they will be able to partake in an English tea, dance at a Regency-style masquerade ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to established scholars, K-12 teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and Austen fans.
For more information, visit the program website.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES (CARRBORO, NC)
and UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA (CHAPEL HILL, NC)
JUNE 14-17, 2018
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 website, program # 22358.
LAKE GENEVA, WI
CHOICE OF DATES: JUNE 14-22, 2018, AUGUST 26-31, 2018, or SEPTEMBER 23-28, 2018
Photo © David N. Boyer