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 the largest and one of the oldest in the national society. We host four regional meetings annually that feature a wide range of speakers and presentations, offer numerous local reading and game groups, sponsor a Young Filmmakers Contest and maintain a comprehensive guide to Austen Adaptations.
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: Glamified version of the iconic portrait of Austen by her sister, Cassandra, circa 1810
Austen’s original writing desk, which was returned to the Jane Austen’s House in Chawton in 1957
Chawton Cottage, England
*~* Upcoming Free Zoom Events *~*
Anyone can join our monthly free Zoom presentations by notable scholars, authors and others
with an interest in all things Austen-related!
Save the Date!
Saturday, July 16, 2022
“Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës”
Presented by Devoney Looser
Registration opens in June
Upcoming In-Person Events
We have moved our events that had to be postponed in 2020 to new dates in 2022.
Sign up for our mailing list for more information.
LOCATION: Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Student Union Auditorium
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Parking: Free parking will be available in the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) across from the Titan Student Union.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: MAY 30
Please be sure to select your lunch when you register.
No cash can be exchanged on campus. You will need to bring a credit card for transactions such as White Elephant sales and raffle tickets.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
The Grand, Long Beach
Full Day Meeting IN-PERSON
“Jane Austen and the Musical Arts”
Musical Performance and Talk by Flutist Ann Erwin and Pianist Edie Orloff
History of Dance in Jane Austen’s Time by Cara King
Country Dancing led by Cara King
December 3, 2022 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Grand Event Center, Long Beach
New Date! May 6, 2023
(This event was postponed due to COVID.)
Mission Inn, Riverside
(a block of rooms will be reserved for those wishing to spend Friday and/or Saturday evening)
Miss Austen Goes to Washington
Our event will explore Regency-era politics as well as Austen’s influence today.
Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside), former English teacher who launched a Jane Austen reading group on Capitol Hill
Austen scholar Sheryl Craig, author of Jane Austen and the State of the Nation
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!