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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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In Memoriam: Gerda Kilgore

Gerda Kilgore was born in what was then West Germany. While studying English, she discovered Jane Austen. She met the man who would become her husband during college. After they married, they came to the United States, where she worked as a teacher at a private K-12...

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Huntington Event Recap

More than 180 members and guests attended "It's All Relative: Relationships in Austen" on June 1 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, making this one of the largest turnouts ever for a JASNA Southwest regional meeting! The opening...

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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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