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Meetings 2019 - 2020

  • September 21

    Upstairs-Downstairs: Celebrating the Anticipated Downton Abbey movie!

    We will uncover the 'downstairs' in the Regency Period and how the roles were referenced in Jane Austen. A creative writing 'downstairs-upstairs' group activity will bring out the author in all of us.

  • November 16 topic to be announced

  • January 18 Jane Austen Birthday Tea

  • March 21 topic to be announced

  • May 9 Mothers in Jane Austen

    Join us for Mother's Day weekend fun! Why were the mothers hysterical, naive, common or absent? What role did the mothers play and how did they impact the heroines?

Sanditon on TV

Jane Austen's unfinished novel, Sanditon, has been finished by the renowned Andrew Davies in an eight part television series. In a 21 century mash-up, he has let his imagination take off into the realms of sexy males and the mores of a sea-side resort. Reviews by the BBC and in the Telegraph entice more than lovers of "costume dramas". The series airs this fall on ITV in the UK. Canadians must gaze jealously from afar - until 2020, when PBS will air the series. Thanks to Randie for this news.

A Jane Austen letter

The Jane Austen's House Museum has initiated a fund-raising campaign to purchase a rare letter written by Jane Austen. Whether or not you want to contribute, take a look at the letter on their site.

Time for a Laugh!

Ellyn Cardon, a senior undergraduate at Brigham Young University, is the winner of this year's JASNA Young Filmmaker Contest for her entry, Mrs. Bennet's Plan. This short spoof is worthy of Jane Austen's juvenilia.

Regular Meetings

JasnaCalgary is a region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. We are all interested in everything Jane, from love of her novels to scholarly pursuits. Five times a year we meet to enjoy talks, workshops, teas, and galas. Attend a meeting and if you have fun, join in! Membership is $15.00 annually to cover our tea and cakes and other expenses.

Our meetings are 2:00 - 4:00, held at Sunalta Community Association, 1627 10 Ave SW, a location that is wheelchair accessible.
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Only a few special events require pre-paid tickets, such as the annual Tea celebrating Jane Austen's birthday.

Site last updated on 2019 August 14

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