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 2021 marked the beginning of our 10th year as a region. You are cordially invited to attend any of our events. Visitors are always welcome!

You are cordially invited to attend, via ZOOM


20 Years of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath

presented by Jackie Herring, Festival Director

Saturday, November 20, 2021

11:00 AM MST

R.s.v.p. by November 18 to jasnaphx@gmail.com

instructions will be sent upon response.

2020 was to have been the Jane Austen Festival’s 20th anniversary, but we all know what happened!

A one-off illustrated presentation by Jackie Herring in what is to be her last year as Festival Director.

Sharing images and behind the scenes anecdotes, together with insights into some of the horrors and

delights of running this world-famous Festival for 20 years.

You are cordially invited to attend, via ZOOM


presented by Rose Servitova

Author of The Longbourn Letters and A Completing of “The Watsons”

Sunday, February 27, 2022

10:00 AM MST

R.s.v.p. by February 25 to jasnaphx@gmail.com

instructions will be sent upon response.

Rose Servitova is an award-winning Irish author and essayist. Published widely, she claimed bronze at the International SPR Book Awards 2019, was shortlisted at the Flash Prize and twice at Listowel Writers Week for her humour essays. 

Rose’s witty debut novel, The Longbourn Letters – The Correspondence between Mr Collins & Mr Bennet, was described as a ‘literary triumph’ on publication. Her second novel, a completing of Jane Austen’s unfinished work, The Watsons, has been hailed as ‘an extraordinary piece of work’. Her current work-in-progress is a completion of Austen’s final but unfinished work, Sanditon.

Rose has made author appearances at literary events nationally and overseas including Bath’s Jane Austen Festival as well as online events for festivals, book-clubs and the Austen birthday celebration at Chawton House (2020).  She also speaks in schools, libraries and universities. 

Rose curated Jane Austen 200 – Limerick, a festival celebrating Limerick’s many links to Austen while nodding at its extensive Georgian heritage and has, since, regularly facilitated themed nostalgic afternoon tea events and literary and heritage events.

Rose lives in the South-West of Ireland with her husband Filip and children Laura and Charlie.


You are invited to join

the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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.