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2019 Birthday Tea for Jane Austen

We look forward to for our Annual Tea on January 19, 2019 at 2pm. Tickets ($15) can be reserved by emailing JASNA Calgary or Our annual tea is always an excellent event.

See you at the Sunalta Community Association, 1627 10 Ave SW, a location that is wheelchair accessible. (Please bring indoor shoes to save their new beautiful hardwood floor.)
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Free Online Course on Jane Austen

The free online course "Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity" has been developed by specialists at the University of Southampton, available through FutureLearn. The five-week course will examine the influences that shaped Austen's life and writing and the growth of her celebrity. The course starts January 14, 2019. Registration is done through Futurelearn's site.

New Books

JASNA 2019 Essay Contest

Annually JASNA sponsors an essay contest for students in high school, post secondary school and graduate school. The 2019 theme has been announced.

Northanger Abbey can be described as a book about books. There is, of course, the well-known "defense of the novel," but characters also discuss their reading habits, name specific novels and even consider history books. In her works, Austen often makes use of fiction, poetry or plays, either explicitly or indirectly. Explore how she does this in Northanger Abbey.

Encourage students in your life to think about the topic and write a submission. The three divisions are judged separately and anonymously. Judith has been a judge several times and would be delighted if a Calgary student were to do well.

If you are a student or teacher, print a poster for your school.

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.

On the Family page, members can access additional information with a password.

Site last updated on 2019 January 8

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