Borrowing the words of Miss Bates, "It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do." Check the JASNA and Non-JASNA event calendars below for opportunities to join others in celebrating Jane Austen.
JASNA Regions host creative special events that all members of the Society are invited to attend. In many cases, non-members who would like to know more about JASNA are also welcome. (For information on Regional book discussions and other regular meetings, visit a Region's website or contact the Regional Coordinator.)
Regional Coordinators: To promote an upcoming special event, contact JASNA's Vice President for Regions, Debra Roush, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The events listed below are a small selection of upcoming events that may be of interest to Janeites. These events are not organized by JASNA or its Regions.
Jane Austen Summer Program (Virtual)
Each year the Jane Austen Summer Program explores Austen's novels and other writings. This year's Summer Program (June 17-21) will focus on the author through her letters and Claire Tomalin's biography, Jane Austen: A Life. Open to scholars and Austen fans, the 4-day online symposium will feature presentations, small-group discussions, workshops, theatricals, and more. Guests this year will include Janine Barchas (The Lost Books of Jane Austen), Mary Robinette Kowal (the Glamourist History series), and Robert Morrison (The Regency Years). Check the website for more details.
ZOOM VIRTUAL EVENT
JUNE 17-21, 2021
It's back! The famous festival that is a summer fixture for so many is returning to Locust Grove in Louisville, KY. The theme for this year's 3-day event is "Race, Power & The Arts in Jane Austen’s World," and registration is available for both virtual and in-person attendance.
After 13 years of successful leadership by the festival founder, the JASNA-Greater Louisville Region, the lead sponsor for this event is now Locust Grove. For program information, visit the Festival website. To register, click here. Act fast—some events will sell out quickly.
LOCUST GROVE AND ONLINE
561 BLANKENBAKER LANE
JULY 9-11, 2021