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Jane Austen
December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817

In honour of the 200 anniversary of Jane Austen's death in Winchester, the Jane Austen Society of North America has created a Memorial Book, which can be signed online.

In Winchester, the Bank of England unveiled a new ten pound note honouring Jane Austen.

Recent Meeting - May 13
Becoming Enlightened

Our May meeting gave us insight into the wider reach of Jane Austen with two presentations.
  • The Road to Enlightenment: Places in Jane's Life, presented by Carol
  • A Charming Amusement: Dance in the Novels and Film Adaptations of Jane Austen, presented by Kathleen, with expertise from Pat

New Books in the Library

Members can borrow books for 25 cents, returning them at the next meeting. May Lee has updated the book list, and she will bring requests to the meeting. Two books were added to the library in May.
  • Tea with Jane Austen

    by Pen Vogler
    In Jane Austen's day, tea and cakes were usually served after dinner, or to evening guests, but these rolls, buns, tarts, and biscuits will be equally welcome at breakfast, with mid-morning coffee, or for an English afternoon tea.

  • Darcy Swipes Left

    by Jane Austen & Courtney Carbone
    What if Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy had smartphones and dated IRL (in real life)? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice!

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.
View map for meeting location

Only a few special events require pre-paid tickets, such as the annual Tea celebrating Jane Austen's birthday and our bi-annual Gala.

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

Site last updated on 2017 July 18

Memorial for Jane Austen

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