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Young Filmmakers Contest Open through Nov. 1

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...

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Fall 2018 Meeting Attracts Record Crowd

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...

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The Great American Read

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...

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Register for our Sept. 8 meeting!

Registration is now open for our meeting at the Pasadena Central Library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Collins Hemingway will present "Persuasion and the Art and Science of Austen's Fiction." Erika Kotite and Lynda Hall will discuss "A Room of Anne's...

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Spring Cleaning at Chawton

At the 2018 Spring Meeting on June 2 at the UCLA Faculty Center, JASNA Southwest members Jan Fahey and Terry Ryan gave enlightening presentations on bathing, hygiene, housekeeping and home remedies on the topic “Spring Cleaning at Chawton.” The event attracted a...

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Q&A with JASNA President Claire Bellanti

Claire Bellanti has served as president of the Jane Austen Society of North America since 2014. She previously was vice president for regions from 2010 to 2013 and JASNA Southwest's co-president/regional coordinator from 2005 to 2008. She retired from UCLA after a...

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Register Now for the Spring 2018 Meeting

Join us for Spring Cleaning at Chawton on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the UCLA Faculty Center. Coffee and continental breakfast begin at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 10 a.m. Registration is open now. The program will include a talk by Jan Fahey on...

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