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“If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.” ~ Pride and Prejudice

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!

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 15, 2018     7:15-10:00 PM
Regency Dancing with the Country Dance and Song Society of Pittsburgh
Friends’ Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15213
September 28-30, 2018
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Kansas City, MO
October 14, 2018
Group trip to Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Pride and Prejudice
October 27, 2018   12-2:30 PM
Luncheon with speaker
Michael Lewis will give a talk on Friendship in Persuasion
Wyndham University Center
December 15, 2018     2-4:00 PM
Annual Birthday Potluck Tea
Friends’ Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15213
February 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Northanger Abbey movie and discussion
Sayre Greenfield & Linda Troost
Pitt-Mervis Hall
3950 Roberto Clemente Drive, Pgh, PA  15260
March 30, 2019  Evening
An Evening with Jane: Dinner, Performance and Masquerade Ball
Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Blvd., Pgh, PA  15213
April/May 2019
One more literary based, informal meeting


October 4-6, 2019
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Williamsburg, VA

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 6-8 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. 

We would love to have you join us !

Membership

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

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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.