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.
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
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
Upcoming Regional Meetings
Save the Date! Registration and more details coming soon. Sign up for our mailing list for more information.
Spring Meeting — Saturday, June 2, UCLA Faculty Center, “Spring Cleaning at Chawton”
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!