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 5 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 have been meeting virtually via Zoom but are slowly getting back to in person events.
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
February 4, 2023 2-4 pm EST
Narratives of a Naval Wife: Fanny Palmer Austen in Fact and Jane Austen in Fiction.
Zoom talk by Sheila Johnson Kindred
Information and Registration link
January 22, 2023
Belated Jane Austen Birthday Celebration
Member only Tea
November 12, 2022 11:30 am -2 pm EST
Jane Austen and the Revolutionary Atlantic
Luncheon with talk by Scott Smith, PhD
Allegheny HYP Club
September 30- October 2, 2022
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Victoria, British Columbia
September 25, 2022 1-3 pm EST
The (Modern) Art of Persuasion
Group discussion of “modernized” film adaptations of Austen’s work Guided by Mell Steven-Cosnek