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. 

2019 Program Calendar

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

January 13
2019 Planning Meeting
Join us as we plan our Region's programs for the coming year.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E River Rd, Tucson

February 17
Marriage Proposals in Austen's Novels:  the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Join us in a lively discussion and comparison of the different types of proposals in Jane Austen's novels.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave., Tucson (small meeting room) 

March 2 & 3
2019 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 #213

April 7
What's Important in Jane Austen's Novels
We'll explore several aspects of Jane Austen's writing through a series of short, informative and entertaining videos by Dr. John Mullan. Mullan is Professor of English at University College in London and was the keynote speaker at JASNA's 2018 Annual General Meeting.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E River Rd, Tucson

May 19
Jane Austen's Houses in Fact and Fiction
JASNA Past President Iris Lutz will present an illustrated talk on houses in Jane Austen’s real and imagined worlds.  The visual tour will feature houses she lived in and visited in Chawton, Bath, Winchester, and Kent and will examine what she may have had in mind when she created Barton Cottage, Pemberley, Sotherton, and Donwell Abbey.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

June (Dates TBD)
Jane Austen Weekend
We are planning two days of Janeite fun:  Austen-related movies, presentations, games, and more.  Stay tuned for details.
Location and Time:  TBD

September 15
Book Discussion: Northanger Abbey
Join us for a lively discussion of Austen's entertaining parody of the Gothic Novel, published 200 years ago.
Time:  1:30 pm

October 20
Box Hill Picnic and Discussion of The Mysteries of Udolpho
We'll gather to share an Emma-inspired pot-luck "picnic" and our thoughts on Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho.  The book is mentioned often in Northanger Abbey as the impressionable Catherine Morland's favorite novel.
Location and Time:  TBD

November 9
Walking with a Purpose 
Jane Austen once wrote that she and her friend Martha Lloyd were "desperate walkers."  Her heroines also enjoyed country walks --most notably, Elizabeth Bennet.  With that in mind, Region members and friends are invited to walk with a purpose in Tucson's "Walk to End Alzheimers."  We feel Jane and Elizabeth would approve!
Location and Time:  TBD

December (Date TBD)
Jane Austen's Birthday Luncheon
Join us as we celebrate Jane Austen's 244th birthday with a special luncheon and program.  Details will be available later this year, and advance registration will be required. 
Location and TIme:  TBD