Upcoming Events

If you are a member of JASNA you are welcome to attend all of our meetings and special events.  If you are not a member, you may come to a few of our meetings before joining the Society. Information on how to join JASNA is available on the JASNA Membership Page.   

Check this page periodically for updated information about our Region's activities.  

Southern Arizona Region members will receive email notices of upcoming events as well as last minute changes or cancellations.  All meetings are held in Tucson unless otherwise specified. 

2020 Program Calendar

Meetings are held in Tucson unless otherwise specified.
Questions? Please contact Melita at janesmeetingmayhem@gmail.com.

January 19, 2020
Discussion:  Sanditon
Join us for a discussion of the 8-part adaptation of Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon, now airing on PBS Masterpiece.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson 

February 9, 2020
Discussion:  Jane Austen's Juvenilia
We'll examine Jane Austen's teenage writings and compare the characters, female villains,and "glimmers of greatness" in her brief, youthful works to her mature novels -- paying particular attention to Henry and Eliza, Catharine, or The BowerThe Beautiful Cassandra, Love and Freindship, and Lady Susan (the bridge to her mature novels).
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th St, Tucson

March 14 & 15, 2020
2020 Tucson Festival of Books
Visit our booth to "Talk Jane" and learn more about the Jane Austen Society of North America and our Region.
Time:  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location:  University of Arizona Mall, Booth Number TBD

April 2020
To be finalized
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

May 17, 2020
"The history and rise of the ancient and respectable family": Title and Rank in England
Join us for a presentation on titles and rank, including a discussion of the different types of titles and honorifics, how they were acquired, who outranked whom, and more.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

June 28, 2020
The Life of Jane Austen
Read a biography of Jane Austen and join in a discussion of how her life influenced her art.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

September 2020
Jane Austen Day
Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm (tentative)

October 2020
"Box Hill" Picnic:  with Lawn Games
Time:  TBD
Location:  Brandi Fenton Park, Tucson

November 15, 2020
Netley Abbey and Gothic Tourism

Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

December 2020
Jane Austen's Birthday Tea
Join us for a celebration of Jane Austen's 245th birthday with High Tea.  Advance registration will be required.   
Time:  TBD
Location:  TBD