Spring Meeting Recap

Spring Meeting Recap

Members and guests were transported to the England of Jane Austen’s Regency era as well as early 20th century Britain in an illustrated and illuminating presentation by DiAnn Ellis titled “Historical, Cultural and Social Links from Jane Austen to Downton...
Call for Films!

Call for Films!

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.”...
Interview with Robert Rodi

Interview with Robert Rodi

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...
Whit Stillman to Speak at AGM

Whit Stillman to Speak at AGM

The 2017 AGM in Huntington Beach is proud to present filmmaker Whit Stillman, who will provide insights into his journey to becoming an Austen aficionado as well as some choice details into the process of adapting her work for the big screen. Stillman wrote and...

Will and Jane Meeting Recap

A large contingent of members and guests attended JASNA Southwest’s Winter 2016 Meeting, “Will and Jane,” on December 3 at Luminarias Restaurant in Monterey Park. The event explored the common ground shared by Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, two of the most...