Past Events

An Afternoon in the Drawing Room: Salonnières

  On Saturday, May 12, 2018, JASNA Greater PHX and Salonnières presented a wonderful salon-style concert with soprano, violin, piano, and harp, featuring music from the Regency era and Jane Austen movie soundtracks. Our gracious host was Susan Stephensen, who...

An Outing in the Rose Garden

  On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members and friends gathered at Mesa Community College for a tour of their Rose Garden. We enjoyed a docent-guided tour and a catered luncheon tea.  

Simply Austen

  Peg and Joe Hesley welcomed 35 members and friends to their home to hear Dr. Joan Ray speak about her newest book, Simply Austen. Dr. Ray is always a delightfully entertaining speaker, and quite an engaging writer.   [gallery size="full"...

“Sense and Sensibility” on Stage

  Some of our members were able to take advantage of seeing The Southwest Shakespeare Company's production of "Sense and Sensibility," adapted by Kate Hamill, at the Mesa Arts Center Farnsworth Studio. 

An Afternoon at the Pub

  On Sunday, February 11, 2018, eight members of our Region gathered at the George & Dragon English Pub for a fun afternoon of pub grub and games.

Jane Austen Mystery Dinner

  A crime of great proportions rocked Moore Manor! A body was found in the water closet. Everyone there, 34 in all, were under suspicion, but all was finally revealed the evening of Saturday, December 16, 2017. Guests traveled back in time to Regency England,...

The Making of Jane Austen

  Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and inspiration for generations of loyal fans she's become today? Members and friends of the Great Phoenix Region learned more from Dr. Devoney Looser, as she spoke on her new book, The Making of Jane Austen....

Supper and Cards with Aunt Phillips

"[A]s for Mr. Hurst, by whom Elizabeth sat, he was an indolent man, who lived only to eat, drink, and play at cards." – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Our own dear Aunt Phillips (Diane Gorham) again hosted 14 of us at her lovely home for an...

JASNA Annual General Meeting

  The Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America was held October 6-8, 2017, in Huntington Beach, California.Presented by the JASNA Southwest Region, “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality,” was at the Hyatt Regency...

Movie, “Victoria and Abdul”

On September 29, 2017, five members gathered informally to catch the wonderful Judi Dench in "Victoria and Abdul" at the Harkins Camelview Theatre.