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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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2018 Young Filmmakers Contest Now Open

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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Festival of Books’ Booth Breaks Record

JASNA Southwest welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors to our booth at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the University of Southern California campus. Some 1,728 visitors stopped by our booth — up from 1,013 in 2017! Our "I'm a Jane Austen Fan"...

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Survey Highlights

A heartfelt thanks to the many JASNA Southwest members and friends who participated in our recent event survey. We appreciate your comments and suggestions! We offered participants a chance to enter to win a 10-pound U.K. Jane Austen banknote, and the winner was Doris...

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Century Books Opens Jane Austen Alcove

Century Books in Pasadena opened its new Jane Austen Alcove on March 25 and the proprietors are donating a portion of the proceeds from Austen-related sales to JASNA Southwest. The store is located at 1039 E. Green Street. Phone is 626-344-6411. Century Books is an...

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Free Online Course on Austen Begins April 23

The University of Southampton is offering the online course "Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity" beginning April 23. You need a basic knowledge of her novels to enjoy the course. The course is taught by Gillian Dow, executive director of the library at...

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Join Other Austen Fans!

Join us at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 on the USC campus. The event is free and we will be giving away "I'm a Jane Austen Fan" fans in our booth in the center of campus. Hope to see you there!

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Join Us April 21-22 at the Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation's largest, returns to the University of Southern California's University Park Campus on April 21-22, and JASNA Southwest will be on hand to share the love of Jane Austen with attendees. We also will be giving away...

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