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.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 8, for a day at Sony Pictures Studios celebrating Jane Austen in Hollywood. Our featured speakers will be Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, editors of Jane Austen in Hollywood, the first book about the Austen film phenomenon....read more
The Southwest Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is accepting video submissions for our second Young Filmmakers Contest. Students at the high school, college and graduate-school levels (including spring 2018 graduates) are eligible to compete...read more
Today's event at the Pasadena Public Library celebrating "200 Years of Persuasion" attracted a record 139 registrants, by far the most for one of JASNA Southwest's fall meetings. Attendees traveled from as far away as San Diego and Fresno as well as Riverside, San...read more
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we...read more
Save the Date for the following upcoming events! Sign up for our mailing list for more information.
Winter Meeting — Saturday, December 8, Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City
Featured speakers: Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, editors of Jane Austen in Hollywood, the first book to explore the Austen film phemenon
Spring 2019 Meeting — Saturday, June 1, Huntington Library, San Marino
Featured speakers: Ted Scheinman, author of Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan,
and his mother, noted Austen scholar Deborah Knuth Klenck
Reading and Game Groups
For the upcoming schedule for each of our reading and game groups, visit the reading and game groups page.
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!