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.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's genius and legacy will endure not only another 200 years but for eternity. Remembering the author on the 200th anniversary of her death.read more
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we visited Chawton Cottage — now home of Jane Austen's House Museum — and the 41 Objects exhibition, along with Chawton House — which was the home of Austen's brother Edward Austen Knight — and the church...read more
More than a thousand visitors stopped by the JASNA-Southwest booth at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books the weekend of April 22-23. For the seventh year, JASNA-Southwest hosted a booth at the event -- the nation's largest book festival. Visitors were...read more
Registration for the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Huntington Beach -- being hosted by our own JASNA-Southwest -- opens next week, on Wednesday, June 7 at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Registration often sells out quickly, so mark your calendar! Here are a few tips to help...read more
For the upcoming schedule for each of our reading groups, visit the reading groups page and click the link of the group nearest you.