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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 normally meets 6 or more 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.  During this time of Covid-19, we are now meeting virtually via Zoom.  

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!

For up to the date discussions of members, as well as information shared by related groups and websites, please check out Our Facebook Feed section.  This is updated almost daily.

This Year’s Calendar of Diversions

September 19, 2021  1-3:30 PM EST
Reading of The Watson’s
Zoom meeting 

October 15-17, 2021 
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Chicago, Illinois
November 7, 2021  1-3:00 PM EST
Jane Austen’s Mean Girls
Sarah Makowski, Dr. phil., speaker
Zoom meeting 

December 12, 2021   1-3 PM EST
Mixed media tribute to Jane Austen
Zoom meeting –  For information and to register


About us

Wall paper is from Chawton Cottage

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and its regional chapters are dedicated to the appreciation of Jane Austen.  We study her writing, her life and the times and places in which she lived. 

The Pittsburgh region meets 6 or so times a year in various venues around the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.  Our events range 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. 

**During the pandemic, we have been meeting via Zoom**

We would love to have you join us !

Membership

You are welcome to attend our local events.  To receive emails about upcoming events:

On our list but not seeing our emails?  Some email providers, such as gmail, think our mass emails as villanous as Mr. Wickham!  Please check your spam folder.

If you wish to join JASNA Pittsburgh – one joins the national organization, listing Pittsburgh as your region:

Contact

“A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.”

Our email is janeaustenpgh@gmail.com.