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In Memoriam: Jaye Scholl Bohlen

Longtime JASNA member and Southwest board member Jaye Scholl Bohlen (pictured above, right, with Jan Fahey) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Charlie, and children Avis, Charles III and Peter. She played many roles...

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Join Us at the Festival of Books

Since 1996, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world-renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. More than 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United...

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Recap of Jane Austen: Working Woman

By Karen Rueda JASNA Southwest kicked off 2019 by expanding to four meetings per year with its first-ever February meeting, on Saturday the 23rd, with 108 members and guests registering for the sold-out event at the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. JASNA’s...

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A Room With a View Discounts

Los Angeles Theatre Works is offering JASNA Southwest members discounted tickets for its production of E. M. Forster's A Room With a View, with performances March 1-3 at UCLA. Biting social satire and passionate romance take center stage in this new radio theatre...

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In Memoriam: Bill James

William A. James passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on January 7, 2019, at age 65 after a valiant 22-month battle with pancreatic cancer. His wife, Syrie James, held his hand as he took his last breath. January 10 would have been their 43rd wedding...

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Preview of Jane Austen Garden Trail

JASNA Southwest is proud to sponsor one of only 20 named spots along the new Jane Austen Garden Trail at Chawton House in England. The image above is a preview of our plaque on the walk. JASNA Southwest members helped us raise funds for this project to support Chawton...

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San Diego Event on Feb. 2

On February 2, the JASNA San Diego region will present a half-day event in La Jolla. JASNA traveling lecturer Dr. Regulus Allen will present "From Hampshire to Hollywood: Teaching an Austen Fiction and Film Course." Collins Hemingway will also speak at the event. His...

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