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“Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.” ~ Jane Austen letters

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 22, 2019     1:00-4:00 PM
Jane Austen Juvenilia

Tour, Tea and Talk by Professor Marilyn Francus

Woodville Plantation
1375 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA  15017
October 4-6, 2019
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Williamsburg, VA
(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?
Allison Thompson

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)
Cleveland, OH

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.