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2017 Festival of Books

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...

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AGM Registration Opens June 7!

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...

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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 Abbey." The...

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JASNA-SW Spring Meeting

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...

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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.”...

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AGM Breakout Speakers Announced

The 2017 AGM Speaker Selection Committee has announced the preliminary roster of breakout speakers and topics after receiving a record number of nearly 100 proposals from Austen experts and aficionados from across the country. Visit the 2017 AGM Breakout Speakers page...

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AGM Pre-Conference Day at the Huntington

On Thursday, October 5, our pre-conference activities will include a special trip to the magnificent Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. The day’s options include: Huntington President Laura Skandera Trombley, an expert on Mark Twain,...

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Jane ‘Seas’ San Diego

As part of the AGM post-conference offerings, JASNA-Southwest will be offering a memorable day in San Diego and San Juan Capistrano on Monday, October 9. Ships, sailing and the nautical life wove a rich tapestry through Austen’s life and her novels. We thought it...

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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 novels. He was our...

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