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
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