We are so glad you are visiting our website as “we have been wretched without you!” The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and its regional chapters are dedicated to the appreciation of Jane Austen and all things Regency England! We celebrate and study her writing, her life and the times and places in which she lived.
The Pittsburgh region meets 6-8 times a year for events ranging from formal teas and luncheons with speakers to informal discussions of a moderated topic. We go to movie and play adaptations of her works, have dances, balls and Regency craft/sewing sessions.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a literary society in search of scintillating conversation, must always be in want of new members! Please peruse the other sections of our website to see more of our past events, and consider joining us at one of our upcoming events!
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This Year’s Calendar of Diversions
September 22, 2019 1:00-4:00 PM
Jane Austen Juvenilia
Tour, Tea and Talk by Professor Marilyn Francus
1375 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017
October 4-6, 2019
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
(fyi) October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13, 2019
Steel City Shakespeare presents Emma
November 23, 2019 3-4:30 PM
Dances from Jane Austen’s Assembly Rooms
Or: Do the Movies Ever Get it Right?
University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning – room 232
January 12, 2020 – 9:00 PM
Sanditon premieres on PBS
We’ll have a Facebook “watch party” and a group reading of Sanditon probably on January 11, 2020.
March 15, 2020
Afternoon Tea with Britsburgh
Dr. Laura Engel will give a talk on Austen’s early writings and theatrical culture in the late eighteenth century.
Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
April 18, 2020
Juvenilia Reading & Discussion
Ms. Kathryn Zamboky will lead a discussion of a few of the longer early works. We will send out the names of the works before the meeting so people can read them in preparation.
Place and time TBA
June ??, 2020
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS – Noon EST
For: October 2020 JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)