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About Jane Austen


Welcome to JASNA CT! We are one of the many local chapters of the Jane Austen Society of North America, dedicated to the enjoyment of Jane Austen's work and time. We meet to hear a variety of speakers, eat good food, and enjoy each other's company.

Connecticut Jasna Events

2016 Events

we're reading northanger abbey! Bookgroups in four regions around the state are reading Jane's first novel (first written, last published).

Westport Library is having a wonderful lecture to kick off their region's bookgroup. All are welcome. See the details on Professor Barbara Benedict's lecture here: http://westportlibrary.org/events/jane-austen-kick-year-reading?date=2016-02-27

The next book will be Sense & Sensibility. Email us or message us on Facebook to find out about joining a group.

WESTPORT Schedule of Events

Jane Austen: Kick-Off a Year of Reading
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 2:00 PM
In partnership with the Jane Austen Society North America, CT Region, the Westport Library is hosting a series of discussions on the novels of Jane Austen. We will begin with Northanger Abbey and a special discussion led by Barbara M. Benedict, professor of English at Trinity College. Northanger Abbey will also be discussed as a PageTurner's book discussion on February 23 at 11 am and 7:30 pm in the Sheffer Reading Room.)

Upcoming dates for further discussions of the rest of the novels of Jane Austen are:
All discussions will be on Saturdays at 2pm:

Feb 27: Northanger Abbey with Barbara M. Benedict, professor of English at Trinity College and the author of Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction, 1845-1900 and Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early Modern Literary Anthologies.

April 9: Sense and Sensibility with a discussion led by Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College.

May 21: Mansfield Park
July 23: Persuasion
August 27: Pride and Prejudice
September 24: Emma

Location: The Westport Library McManus Room

CENTRAL BOOKGROUP Schedule of Events
(Please email us to join)

March 13 - 2 pm Sense & Sensibility
May 1 - 2 pm Mansfield Park
June 12 - 2 pm Persuasion
August 7 - Pride & Prejudice Luncheon - JASNA CT statewide event
October 2 - Emma and Box Hill picnic - JASNA CT statewide event

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Coordinator: Stephani Miller
Membership: Sara Zagorski
Programs: Caitlin Augusta
Treasurer: Beverly Regan


Last updated on: 26 January, 2016

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