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JASNA Massachusetts Facebook Page

Jane Austen Society of North America

The Republic of Pemberley

Jane Austen Centre, Bath, England

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club

Articles by local JASNA members:

How I Came to See Fanny Price's Light

The Privilege of My Own Profession: The Living Legacy of Austen in the Classroom

Inherited and Living Variables: The Choices of Sisters and Brothers in Mansfield Park

Here's an interview in which William Deresiewicz discusses his memoir, A Jane Austen Education.

Click here to review the meetings that were held during:

Upcoming JASNA Annual General Meetings


Regional Coordinator Jill Crowley
Regional Coordinator Carolyn Jack
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This is an open invitation to deepen your pleasure in and enrich your enjoyment of Jane Austen: If you really love Jane Austen, consider joining JASNA (The Jane Austen Society of North America) and JASNA Massachusetts, a local Region of JASNA. We welcome all who enjoy Jane Austen's works. Our JASNA Massachusetts Region is one of the many Regions of the national organization of JASNA, and includes all JASNA members who are residents of New Hampshire and Rhode Island as well as Massachusetts. We have many Austen scholars among our membership as well as those who simply enjoy reading Austen and sharing their pleasure with others.

We hold five events during our membership year: four regular meetings (September, November, March and May), plus a celebration of Jane Austen's birthday in December. These events usually consist of a talk or lecture lasting about an hour, followed by discussion and refreshments.

For the 2015-2016 season, we are pleased to be able to waive the meeting fee. Those who are not members of JASNA may attend up to five meetings before joining JASNA by paying annual dues at

We'd be very pleased to have you join us at our next meeting.


The following events will all be held on Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Wheelock College, Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA. On the MBTA's green line, the Riverside (D line) train stop at Longwood, or the Cleveland Circle (C line) train stop at Hawes St. are conveniently close. Click here for driving directions.

We are very happy to present an excellent group of speakers this year. Additional details about their talks will be posted as they become available.

Next Meeting:

September 20, 2015

Nancy Yee
JASNA Massachusetts Regional Coordinator Emeritus

November 8, 2015

Sheryl Bonar Craig
JASNA Newsletter Editor and frequent speaker at JASNA events

December 13, 2015

Jane Austen's birthday party
(We're planning something special!)

March 13, 2016

Lynn Festa
Plenary speaker at the 2014 JASNA AGM in Montreal

May 15, 2016

Stephanie Barron
acclaimed author of Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor,
plus eleven sequels, a mystery series with Jane Austen as the detective!

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