The California Regions of JASNA invite you to celebrate Jane Austen's birthday with them at this afternoon salon of ideas, games, and fun.This is a group event by JASNA Southwest, JASNA Northern California, JASNA Greater Sacramento, JASNA San Diego and JASNA Central California. The programme will include: PANEL DISCUSSION: Theatrically yours, Jane Austen Enjoy this… Continue reading A Toast to Jane Austen with JASNA California Regions!
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.”
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”