Past Events

“The Castle of Otranto” Discussion

Facilitated by Dr. Holly Welker    On Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10 JASNA Greater Phoenix members and friends gathered virtually, via Zoom, to discuss The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1764). Tragic tales of doomed romance and supernatural horror, often set...

“Being Mr. Wickham”

Starring Adrian Lukis as George Wickham   On Sunday, August 29, 2021, 22 JASNA Greater Phoenix members and friends gathered virtually, via Zoom, to view "Being Mr. Wickham," performed by Adrian Lukis. The play was written by Lukis and Catherine Curzon, and was...

“Emma” Screening

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, JASA-Greater Phoenix members and friends attended a showing of the new Focus Features "Emma" at the Harkins Camelview Theatre in Scottsdale.   On Tuesday evening, February 25, four lucky JASNA-PHX board members attended a special...

An Afternoon of English Country Dancing

JASNA Greater Phoenix and many friends gathered at the Irish Cultural Center for a delightful afternoon of dancing to the music of The Parson Sisters. Our own Peg Hesley called, keeping us moving beautifully. Following are some images from the day, followed by some...

Game Night

LET’S PLAY! Game Night   On Sunday, March 30, 2019, four JASNA Greater Phoenix members gathered at the home of one of our members to play "Marrying Mr. Darcy," and to enjoy  delicious food and drink. There was some competition, much camaraderie, and lots of...

Movie Day

Movie Day: "Northanger Abbey" (2007) CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF NORTHANGER ABBEY   On Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11 JASNA Greater Phoenix members and friends gathered at the home of one of our members to watch the 2007 adaptation of Northanger Abbey, starring...

Afternoon at Rúla Búla

  On Sunday, January 27, 2019, JASNA Greater PHX members and friends shared a no-host afternoon at an Irish Pub, featuring traditional pub food and camaraderie.  

Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon

Anne Elliot Abroad Luncheon “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)   On Saturday, December 8, 2018, JASNA Greater Phoenix members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday...

Feed My Starving Children Community Outreach

  On Saturday, November 3, 2018, eight Janeites and family members packed meals for Feed My Starving Children. As our dear author said, “Incline us oh God! to think humbly of ourselves, to be severe only in the examination of our own conduct, to consider our...

What Matters in Jane Austen? 20 Crucial Puzzles Solved

On Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2018, Peg Hesley facilitated an engaging and entertaining discussion of Professor John Mullan's book, What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved. For the sake of time, Peg concentrated on four chapters from the book,...