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.
Join us for Taking Jane Austen to School, the JASNA Southwest Winter Meeting, on Dec. 2 at Luminarias restaurant, 3500 W. Ramona Boulevard, Los Angeles 91754. The event will feature a talk by Regulus Allen on "From Hampshire to Hollywood: On Teaching Jane Austen."...read more
JASNA-Southwest is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Young Filmmakers Contest. Our congratulations go to the following: First place: An Accomplished Woman by Rivkah Penarelli née Massey Undergraduate Peralta Community College Oakland, California Second...read more
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
For the upcoming schedule for each of our reading groups, visit the reading groups page and click the link of the group nearest you.