This month, we honored the 2020 JASNA theme and took a look at selections from the Juvenilia.
Today we embarked on a new style of gathering: the virtual style! Given our current public health circumstances, many gatherings have had to be cancelled or postponed. But we decided to take some of the new skills a few of us are learning in the workplace regarding telecommuting and put them to work for JASNA… Continue reading Our first virtual gathering: a discussion of “Pride and Prejudice.”
Dear Central California Janeites, We hope you are all having a festive season and we're truly looking forward to our 2020 events discussing Jane Austen's work. This newsletter is a little greeting card to you all full of holiday tid-bits and news for 2020. We hope we can make it an annual tradition. A big… Continue reading 2019 JASNA Central California Holiday Newsletter
The Central California region once again gathered to delve into Austen's work by discussing "Emma". Committee member Erin Connor offered an overview of adaptations of "Emma" in the modern media and everyone's favorite (and least favorites!) were mentioned. Then the group of 20 sat down with some tea and refreshments to discuss the novel itself. … Continue reading Meeting Report: Gathering and Discussing “Emma”
We very much enjoyed welcoming former JASNA president Claire Bellanti for her illustrated talk on circulating libraries in Jane Austen's time. The talk was enjoyed by 23 attendees (and several new-to-JASNA-faces) with a lively Q&A following. Door prizes were offered by our committee and were bestowed upon Jill and Hillari. Afterward, Claire greeted several members… Continue reading Meeting Report: Claire Bellanti and “You Can Get a Parasol at Witby’s: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time”
A holiday party for Austenmas. . . with mulled wine! See our recipe inside!
The Central California JASNAns welcomed 19 members and guests to discuss Northanger Abbey at the Woodward Park Library in October. A presentation outlining the elements of the Gothic Novel and how it fit with Northanger Abbey was given by committee member DeAuna Marks, with assistance from committee member Erin Connor. The guests enjoyed tea, tea… Continue reading Meeting Report: Discussion of “Northanger Abbey” on October 27, 2018