Past Events

“Persuasion” Watch Party

 ''Persuasion'' Watch Party Saturday, August 13, 2022,  2:00 PM Hosted by Emily Smith North Phoenix, near SR 51 & Shea Blvd.  Read more about the production: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13456318/ or...

Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time

“You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s:” Circulating Libraries  in Jane Austen’s Time illustrated talk by Claire Bellanti via ZOOM Wednesday, June 15, 2022 You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time is an illustrated talk about an 18th...

Box Hill Picnic

JASNA Greater Phoenix' fifth annual Box Hill Picnic Krowne Park Saturday, May 21, 2022 Author Carole Penfield led us in a discussion of Austens of Broadford. Revelers brought their own picnic lunches to Lake Montezuma in Northern Arizona. Beverages and tableware were...

The Regency Years

The Regency Years during which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern presented by Robert Morrison   via ZOOM, as a part of the 2022 Speaker Series of the North American Friends of Chawton House   Saturday, April 9,...

A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf Facilitated by Dr. Holly Welker Shared via ZOOM Sunday, March 27, 2022 (Adeline) Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the...

Picking Up Jane Austen’s Quill

Picking Up Jane Austen's Quill presented by Rose Servitova Author of The Longbourn Letters and A Completing of “The Watsons” Shared via ZOOM Sunday, February 27, 2022 Rose Servitova is an award-winning Irish author and essayist. Published widely, she claimed bronze at...

Jane Austen in the Arts

Jane Austen in the Arts a selection of presentations from the 2021 JASNA Annual General Meeting Shared via ZOOM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Each of Jane Austen’s novels features the arts in some form – from the domestic female accomplishments of playing an instrument,...

Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley

Miss Bennet - Christmas at Pemberley Live performance at the Herberger Theater Center Stage Presented by Arizona Theater Company  By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon Directed by Sean Daniels Say hello to your new favorite holiday classic! From the pen of the...

From Promenade to Pandemic 

From Promenade to Pandemic  20 Years of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath  Presented by Jackie Herring, Festival Director  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...

“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...