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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.

Spokane Library, South Hill Branch

3324 S. Perry St.

Spokane , WA

Mar 25

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Puget Sound Region: "You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s"

Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time

The Sunset Club

1021 University St.

Seattle , WA

Apr 8

12:00 pm

Merion Cricket Club

325 Montgomery Avenue

Haverford , PA

Apr 21

Wisconsin Region: Regency Fashion Accessories Lecture

Spring Luncheon Featuring Candice Hern

Maple Bluff Country Club

500 Kensington Drive

Madison , WI

Apr 28

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shinzen Friendship Gardens

Woodward Park

Fresno , CA

Apr 28

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

West Virginia Region: "Living At Chawton"

"The Austen Experience" with Dr. Marilyn Francus

WVU Downtown Campus Library

1549 University Ave.

Morgantown , WV

May 6

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wheelock College, Boston Campus

180 The Riverway

Boston , MA

May 20

2:00 pm

Flannery O’Connor’s Home, Andalusia Farm

2628 North Columbia Street Hwy 441

Milledgeville , GA

Jun 23

11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Greater Louisville Region: Jane Austen Festival

"Persuasion" Festival Theme Announced

Historic Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane

Louisville , KY

Jul 13 - 15


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. 


"The Life and Times of Lizzie Bennet"

The Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan presents a bicentennial exhibit titled “The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet.” The exhibit, which continues until March 30, 2018, displays early editions of Jane Austen's novels and other historical books, writings and illustrations that influenced Austen and her world. There are many events planned throughout the city in association with this exhibit.

Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room


Pride and Prejudice Ballet

The American Repertory Ballet presents Douglas Martin’s full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice, which debuted in April of 2017. The ballet is supported by the wonderfully melodic music of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian-born French composer, with costumes tailored to showcase the fashions of the English Regency period from 1790–1820.

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts       
University of Pennsylvania
March 2, 2018



Jane Austen's last and most romantic novel, "Persuasion" first appeared in print in 1818. Join us as we mark its publication bicentenary with a stimulating literary-theatrical evening featuring a benefit performance of Persuasion, as adapted for the stage by Sarah Rose Kearns. Afterwards, Austen scholar Juliette Wells will join the director and playwright for a short conversation.

The Players Club     
16 Gramercy Park New York, New York
April 9, 2018



Photo © David N. Boyer