Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region
Whether you have just discovered Jane Austen or are a lifelong aficionado, you are welcome at the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and our local region of the society, JASNA-Southwest.
Our region is one of the oldest and largest in the national society. We host three regional meetings annually, featuring a wide range of speakers and presentations, and support numerous local reading groups. Learn more about the benefits of joining JASNA and JASNA-Southwest on our membership page.
We hope you enjoy exploring our site and we hope to see you soon!
Left: Lyme Park stood in for Pemberley in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini series.
Jane Austen to Downton Abbey Join us on Sunday, May 21 for "Jane Austen to Downton Abbey" at the University Club of Pasadena, from 1:30-4 p.m. Our featured speaker is Dr. DiAnn Ellis, who will discuss "Historical, Cultural and Social Links from Jane Austen to Downton...read more
Young Filmmakers Contest The Southwest Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is accepting video submissions for its Young Filmmakers Contest, part of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality.”...read more
Think you know your Austen adaptations — traditional and modern? Take our quiz and find out!read more
Robert Rodi's eagerly anticipated new novel, Edgar and Emma, is his first Austen-inspired fiction. A longtime Austen devotee, he previously published the Bitch in a Bonnet blog and book series with his irreverent and insightful takes on Austen's six novels. He was our...read more
“Historical, Cultural and Social Links from Jane Austen to Downton Abbey”
University Club of Pasadena
JASNA AGM Pre-Conference Tour
Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens
Huntington Beach, CA
JASNA AGM Post-Conference Tour
San Diego Harbor
For the upcoming schedule for each of our reading groups, visit the reading groups page and click the link of the group nearest you.