The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers, with approximately 4,000 members and over 60 regional groups in the United States and Canada. Its members, who are of all ages and from diverse walks of life, share an enjoyment of Austen’s fiction and the company of like-minded readers.
Students, teachers, members, and visitors are invited to use the resources of this site to learn more about Jane Austen. The Publications section offers dozens of articles and book reviews on her writing, life, and times, all of which can be searched online.
Membership in JASNA is open to everyone who shares an interest in Jane Austen. We welcome your participation in JASNA’s activities, conferences, and regional groups.
[from the JASNA website]
You should check this site regularly for updates and news of events at the national and regional level.
- Homepage of JASNA
- Membership information
- JASNA Regions – United States
- JASNA Regions – Canada [see also the JASNA Canada page]
- Persuasions and Persuasions-Online – the Jane Austen Journals
[Members: see also the JASNA-Members page [password protected] for our newsletter, The Pemberley Post, and other member information]
Some early PR when the Region first formed:
Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus / Rutland Herald – in January, 2008 two Vermont dailies ran Steve Pappas’ article on our newly-forming JASNA chapter. This Sunday edition treated Jane Austen to a full, front page LIVING SECTION article, to which (sans most of the photographs) the online version does not do full justice. Its title: Austen Found.
Seven Days is a Vermont (Burlington-based) independent weekly newspaper. In November, 2007 reporter Amy Lilly, who attended our JASNA-VT organizational meeting at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, published this article on the meeting, entitled Austen Powers? Fans Launch ‘Society’ in Vermont.
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