A Q&A with Devoney Looser, also known as “Stone Cold Jane Austen,” followed by a lively discussion on how Austen became so famous and who her fans are today! Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? How did she become one of… Continue reading The Jane Austen Society welcomes the author of “The Making of Jane Austen” for a discussion and Skype Q&A
Our second Picnic and Walking Party was a raging success with 20 attendees, beautiful weather, and plenty of diverting company! We met in Woodward Park for our picnic, munched on tea sandwiches and fruit, enjoyed tea and beverages, and soaked up some sun in 75 degree weather! Several members of our group enjoyed lawn games… Continue reading Regency Picnic and Walking Party with JASNA Cen Cal
JASNA Regency Picnic and Walking Party April 28th at Noon - 4 p.m. Woodward Park, Fresno. Tickets: $10 for JASNA Members/$12 general. MAP OF PARK AND PICNIC LOCATION GET TICKETS: Tickets are on sale online until 9 p.m. PST on Friday, April 27th. Or tickets can be purchased between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the… Continue reading Regency Picnic and Walking Party, 2018: All the Info Fit to Print!
The Central Valley Region of JASNA welcomed 18 members and guests for our exploration of "Mansfield Park". Discussion ranged from the merits and demerits of Fanny Price and Mary Crawford, to the levels of self-involvement of the entire Bertram clan, to the general isolation and opportunities that were provided (or not) to all of the… Continue reading Meeting Report: Discussion on Mansfield Park – February 24, 2018
The Central Valley Jane Austen Book Club hosted a MeetUp on January 27th to see a production of Sense and Sensibility at Good Company Players in Fresno! There were about 25 attendees from either the Book Club or JASNA Central California in attendance. After the performance, the actors were kind enough to come out and greet… Continue reading Janite MeetUp: Sense and Sensibility
After a hiatus of six months, the JASNA Central California Region officially got underway! On Saturday, January 6th we had an organization meeting to go over JASNA membership, to confirm our nominated committee members, and to brainstorm ideas and preferences for our 2018 discussions and events. We expected about a dozen people to attend. So… Continue reading New Year, New Region!