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Recap: What’s Next in Jane Austen?

Recap: What’s Next in Jane Austen?

On December 7, JASNA Southwest celebrated its 40th anniversary at the University of Southern California — a fitting location since USC was where the region held its inaugural meeting almost exactly four decades before. The 2019 festivities at the festive Town &...

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2020 Event Schedule

2020 Event Schedule

Download the new JASNA Southwest event schedule for 2020, and plan to join us for four exciting events during the new year: February 29 at UCLA, May 2 at the Mission Inn in Riverside, Sept. 12 (location TBD) and December 5 at The Grand in Long Beach.

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Board Election and Proposed Bylaws Changes

Board Election and Proposed Bylaws Changes

At our meeting on December 7, 2019, at USC Town & Gown, we will be voting on new board members as well proposed bylaws changes. Following is the slate of new board members: President and Regional Coordinator: Susie Wampler Meeting Registrar/Assistant Treasurer:...

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Sanditon U.S. Air Date Announced

Sanditon U.S. Air Date Announced

The eagerly anticipated, eight-part series Sanditon, based on the unfinished novel Jane Austen was working on shortly before her death in 1817, will premiere on PBS MASTERPIECE on January 12, 2020. The series stars Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood, Theo James...

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In Memoriam: Nancy Ramsey

In Memoriam: Nancy Ramsey

JASNA Southwest board member Nancy Ramsey passed away on August 15 after a long battle with lung cancer. Nancy grew up in Burbank and Lancaster with her siblings Robert and Sue. As an adolescent, she was an avid horseback rider and dreamed of traveling to exotic...

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Bringing Sanditon to Life

Bringing Sanditon to Life

The mini-series Sanditon—based on the unfinished novel Jane Austen was working on shortly before her death in 1817—is being brought to life by award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, who has already adapted Pride and Prejudice (1995), Sense and Sensibility (2008),...

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