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, Liz Philosophos Cooper, 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.
Pear Theatre's 2018-19 season opens with “Northanger Abbey,” adapted by Pear founder Diane Tasca from the novel by Jane Austen. In classic Austen style, Northanger Abbey follows several young ladies and gentlemen as they negotiate romances, friendships, betrothals, betrayals, and the general realization that life is not like an 18th-century Gothic novel.
Ticket information can be found here.
PEAR THEATRE (MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
August 30-September 1, 2018
Road Scholar, the lifelong learning organization formerly known as Elderhostel, will offer a 6-day "learning adventure" in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, focusing on the world of Jane Austen — both the world of her novels and the Regency period in which she lived. Participants will discuss themes of gender, social hierarchy, courtship and gossip, and will "partake in a variety of activities suitable for well-off ladies and gentlemen, from writing with a quill pen to lawn games, archery and table play readings."
For more information, visit the Road Scholar website, program # 22358.
LAKE GENEVA, WI
CHOICE OF DATES: AUGUST 26-31, 2018, or SEPTEMBER 23-28, 2018
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