The Reading Group will meet next on March 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the home of Bill Boyd and Marna Tisdel in SE Portland. An email was sent out to the members with RSVP contact info.
The discussion topic will be In Company -- Hospitality in Austen's Novels. The discussion leader will be Sylvia Foster.
"There is hardly any personal defect which an
agreeable manner might not gradually
reconcile one to."
~ Jane Austen, Persuasion, 1818
From the Eastern Pennsylvania Region of JASNA, Jane Austen Day 2014 events will take place April 26, 2014. This year's day-long event entitled The Unfinished Jane Austen will be a fascinating exploration of Austen's two unfinished novels, The Watsons and Sanditon, and a provocative discussion of what Austen might have accomplished if she had lived a longer life. There will be a panel of Austen scholars joining the region for Jane Austen Day. Presentations by Professors Jocelyn Harris, Janine Barchas and Michael Gamer will be the highlights of the event.
Jane Austen Day will be held in the exquisite Grant Room at Philadelphia’s historic Union League and include complimentary morning tea and coffee, a delicious luncheon, selected merchants including a bookseller, and an abundance of good discussion and fellowship. More details, including the schedule of events and registration form, are available on the Eastern Pennsylvania Region's website at http://jasnaeastpa.org/jaday.html.
The 2014 AGM Tribute Grant information is live!
Please go to our Tribute Grant page and find out more about this wonderful opportunity. There is a question and answer section (FAQs), as well as the application (in two formats, Word and PDF) on our website now. Many of our members may meet the application criteria, and we encourage you to apply! Spread the word and let your friends and family members know.
Please read through the FAQs section first, as it should answer all of your questions. If not, be sure to let Kim, our Regional Coordinator know (see Contacts page).
"Cozy Classics" are a series of board books of classic literature, including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma. The photographs capture creative felted illustrations and characters. The series was created by twin brothers Holman and Jack Wang -- and each board book is only 12 words long!
For more info online:
Late last year, The Jane Game, a Jane Austen trivia game, was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign, and the game should be set to release sometime this summer.
You can learn more about the game online here at
For our January reading group meeting on the 12th, we enjoyed an excellent discussion of Jo Baker's Longbourn, a servants' view of the events and characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
If you have more photos from this or other events -- or to add to or correct a photo's caption -- please contact Web Manager Jennifer Snoek-Brown directly.
For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit our 2014 Events page,
which has been newly updated!
A delightful time was had by all for the 2013 December event, in celebration of Jane Austen's 238th birthday! Below is a slideshow gallery featuring the potluck luncheon and the program that followed, "I Want My Mr. Darcy: Using Pride & Prejudice as Bibliotherapy."
If you would like to submit more photos to share with the region -- or to add to or correct a photo's caption -- please contact Web Manager Jennifer Snoek-Brown directly.
Have you heard? The registrations are flying in for our December 7th event at the Holy Names Heritage Center. There is still room, if you have not yet registered.
We hope to see you there!
Regional Coordinator of the Oregon/ SW Washington Region,
Jane Austen Society of North America