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 offer numerous local reading and game 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.
Century Books in Pasadena opened its new Jane Austen Alcove on March 25 and the proprietors are donating a portion of the proceeds from Austen-related sales to JASNA Southwest. The store is located at 1039 E. Green Street. Phone is 626-344-6411. Century Books is an...read more
Join us at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 on the USC campus. The event is free and we will be giving away "I'm a Jane Austen Fan" fans in our booth in the center of campus. Hope to see you there!read more
Taking Jane Austen to School At the 2017 Winter Meeting on December 2 at Luminarias restaurant in Monterey Park, California, Professor Regulus Allen spoke on the topic "From Hampshire to Hollywood: Teaching an Austen Fiction and Film Course.” Theology student Beth...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
Save the Date for the following upcoming events! Sign up for our mailing list for more information.
Fall Meeting — Saturday, September 8 (location being finalized), “Persuasion and the Art and Science of Austen’s Fiction”
Winter Meeting — Saturday, December 8, Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City
Reading and Game Groups
For the upcoming schedule for each of our reading and game groups, visit the reading and game groups page.
Join other Jane Austen fans from around Southern California by attending one of our regional meetings.
Greet visitors at our Festival of Books booth, organize a new reading group or assist with events and more as a valued volunteer.
Support JASNA’s Southwest region with a tax-deductible donation in any amount. Your gift truly makes a meaningful difference in all we do!