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May 2 Event at Mission Inn Postponed

May 2 Event at Mission Inn Postponed

Your health and wellbeing, and that of the greater community, remain our highest priority. Out of an abundance of caution during these unprecedented times, we are postponing our May 2, 2020, event at the Mission Inn, "Ms. Austen Goes to Washington." The new date is...

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Festival of Books Moves to October

Festival of Books Moves to October

The 25th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has been postponed until the weekend of October 3-4, as a precaution in light of public health concerns related to the coronavirus. JASNA Southwest will again host a booth at the event, which is the nation's largest...

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Emma Swag Winners

Emma Swag Winners

We are pleased to announce the trivia contest winners for our Emma swag giveaways, courtesy of Focus Features. Trivia Question 1—Barbara, Santa Barbara Trivia Question 2—Fatma, Ontario, Canada Trivia Question 3—Tracy, Placentia Trivia Question 4—Catherine, Porter...

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Emma Winner to Be Announced Soon

Emma Winner to Be Announced Soon

We are slightly delayed in announcing our winners of the Emma giveaways (we want to make sure we are correctly counting across all of our platforms). Stay tuned! And sorry for the delay. Thanks again to all who participated!

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Emma Trivia Question No. 5: Answer

Emma Trivia Question No. 5: Answer

The answer to our final trivia question of the week is State of Play (miniseries), with David Morrissey (who played Col. Brandon in the 2008 S&S miniseries), Polly Walker (who was Jane Fairfax in the 1996 theatrical release of Emma) and James McAvoy (who played...

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Emma Trivia Question No. 5

Emma Trivia Question No. 5

Bill Nighy plays Mr. Woodhouse in the new film version of Emma, which opens in wide release today! He famously starred in Love Actually with numerous other Austen adaptation stars—Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley. But he also...

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Emma Trivia Question No. 4

Emma Trivia Question No. 4

Miranda Hart, who plays Miss Bates in the new version of Emma, was in a massively popular British television series that also stars an actress who has played Lady Catherine de Burgh on screen. Who is she and which version of Pride and Prejudice did she appear in (and...

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Photo Highlights: ‘Georgian Justice’

Photo Highlights: ‘Georgian Justice’

Our Feb. 29 meeting, "Georgian Justice: Legal Matters in Jane Austen's Time," at UCLA's Faculty Center drew a crowd of 120 to hear talks on "Crime and Punishment in the Regency Era," by historian Walter Nelson, and "Inheritance in Jane Austen's Time," by lawyer James...

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Emma Trivia Question No. 3

Emma Trivia Question No. 3

What actor who previously played a Bennet sister has a cameo as Mr. Knightley’s housekeeper in the new version of Emma? We'll be giving away a totebag from the new film #Emma (opening Friday everywhere!). The answer to trivia question #2 was Vanity Fair (miniseries),...

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