Jane Austen Society
of North America
Greater Phoenix

JASNA Greater Phoenix is a unique group of people, friends, who enjoy reading and discussing the works of Jane Austen. We also enjoy learning about and experiencing and some of the “past-times” Jane may have enjoyed. We are one of over 70 regional groups across the United States and Canada.

Members at a local JASNA meeting may discuss an Austen novel, hear a lecture about Austen or the Regency era, or enjoy a tea or Box Hill picnic. We celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with a luncheon, tea, or special event. Other activities may include museum and garden tours, English country dancing, and Regency fashion shows. We also host special events such as scholarly conferences and galas which are open to the public.

January 2018 marks the beginning of our seventh year as a region. You are cordially invited to attend any of our events. Visitors are always welcome!

You are invited to join

the Jane Austen Society of North America.

The Jane Austen Society

of North America

Greater Phoenix region

wishes you the happiest

of holiday seasons.

Watch this space

for our 2019 events.

CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF NORTHANGER ABBEY

MOVIE DAY

Sunday, February 24, 2019

1:00-4:00 PM

Near Scottsdale Road and Shea. Address given upon r.s.v.p.

This 2007 British television film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel was directed by Jon Jones, with screenplay by Andrew Davies. Felicity Jones stars as CatherineMorland, and JJ Feild as Henry Tilney. The story unfolds as the teenaged Catherine is invited to Bath to accompany some family friends, where she finds herself the object of Tilney’s and John Thorpe’s (William Beck) affections. When she is asked to stay at Northanger Abbey, Catherine’s youthful and naive imagination takes hold, and she begins to confuse real life with the Gothic romance of her favorite novels.

Northanger Abbey was one of three novels adapted for ITV’s Jane Austen season. Shot on location in Ireland, it was co-produced by Granada Productions and WGBH Boston. It premiered on 25 March 2007 in the United Kingdom, 16 December 2007 in Canada,and broadcast in the U.S. and Australia in 2008. Viewed by 5.6 million people in the UK, it was the second most watched of the 2007 adaptations. It garnered mostly positive reviews from television critics, with many praising the cast’s performances.

R.s.v.p. by February 20 to jasnaphx@gmail.com.

We look forward to spending the afternoon with you!

Regency attire always admired, but never required.

The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. The Greater Phoenix Region serves Phoenix and its surrounding areas.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies substantially for its funding on membership dues and contributions. Contributions to the JASNA-Greater Phoenix Region, a local chapter of the Society, are tax-deductible and are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt.