Yearly Event Summaries


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
September 30- October 2, 2022
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Victoria, British Columbia
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
January 22, 2023
Belated Jane Austen Birthday Celebration
Members only Tea with readings of Jane Austen’s Letters
Regional Coordinator’s home
February 4, 2023 2-4 pm
Narratives of a Naval Wife: Fanny Palmer Austen in Fact and Jane Austen in Fiction.
Zoom talk by Sheila Johnson Kindred

April 15, 2023
Kate Hamill’s Sense and Sensibility
Point Park Playhouse


September 19, 2021, 1-3:30 PM
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 

February 20, 2022   1-3 PM EST
“She could not repent her resistance”: Jane Austen and the #MeToo Movement
Douglas Murray, Ph.D.
Zoom meeting 

April 23, 2022 Afternoon
Historic Harmony, PA visit and tour
Members only


August 20, 2020
Zoom meeting for members
Chat and watch Cheryl Butler’s presentation from 2019 AGM at Williamsburg: Jane Austen, Netley Abbey and Gothic Tourism

September 26, 2020, 1-4 PM
Juvenilia Reading
Zoom Webinar
October 9-11, 2020
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
December 12, 2020  2PM
Much Ado about Elizas: Austen’s Juvenilia and the Theater
Dr. Laura Engel
Zoom Meeting, Jane Austen Birthday Celebration & Curio Corner
February 13, 2021  2 PM 
Ayesha at Last: Remixing Pride & Prejudice
Uzma Jalaluddin, Author
March 13, 2021  11 AM
The Lady’s Magazine and the  Making of Jane Austen
Professor Jenny Batchelor


September 22, 2019
Jane Austen Juvenilia

Tour, Tea and Talk by Professor Marilyn Francus
Woodville Plantation

October 4-6, 2019
JASNA National Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Williamsburg, VA
November 23, 2019
Dances from Jane Austen’s Assembly Rooms or:  Do the movies ever get it right?
Allison Thompson
University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning:
January 11, 2020
Sanditon Reading by JASNA Pittsburgh
Carnegie Main Library
January 12, 2020
Sanditon premiered on PBS  
February 25, 2020
Emma movie –  free JASNA member advance screening 
March 15, 2020 
Afternoon Tea with Britsburgh
Talk on Regency Era Food & Dining by Ms. Kim Szczypinski
Omni William Penn


Celebration of 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s Death and Posthumous Publication of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey


September 15, 2018
Regency Dancing with the Country Dance and Song Society of Pittsburgh
Friends’ Meeting House

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: “Friendship in Persuasion”
Wyndham University Center

December 15, 2018     2-4:00 PM
Annual Birthday Potluck Tea
Scripted Readings from Northanger Abbey
Friends’ Meeting House

February 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Northanger Abbey movie and discussion
Sayre Greenfield & Linda Troost
Pitt-Mervis Hall

March 30, 2019  Evening
An Evening with Jane: Dinner, Performance and Masquerade Ball
Twentieth Century Club


July 23, 2017
Jane Austen Memorial (1775-1817) @ Bach, Beethoven and Brunch

Music, reading and discussion
Mellon Park, Point Breeze/Shadyside
September 17,  2017
Protocol and Prospects: Possible Pairings Across Works

Business Meeting and Group Discussion
Ms. Sandy Inman
Panera Bread, Oakland
November 4, 2017
Marathon Reading of
Celebrating 200 years in print
Univ of Pitt Cathedral of Learning – English Nationality Room 144
December 16, 2017
Annual Birthday Potluck Tea
Group reading and discussion of original manuscript of last two chapters of Persuasion.
Friends Meeting House
February 3, 2018
Afternoon Tea & Talk/Guided Tour of Bath

Ms. Allison Thompson
Omni William Penn Hotel
March 3, 2018
Influence of Ann Radcliffe on Jane Austen and Northanger Abbey

Ms. Angele Ellis
Panera Bread, Oakland
May 12, 2018
Looking at Fabrics and Needlework in Northanger Abbey and Beyond with Optional Whitework Project

Ms. Christina Papp
Panera Bread, Oakland