Jane Austen and the Theatre

Presented by Deborah C. Payne, American University As 15 years of scholarship has chronicled, Jane Austen very much liked the theatre. Letters to her sister, Cassandra, reveal trips to London playhouses and occasional outings in Bath. Austen’s enjoyment, however, was perhaps more that of an eager fan hoping to glimpse her favorite star than a… Continue reading →

Box Hill Picnic

Manor Mill 2029 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD, United States

There will be a JASNA MD picnic prior to Jane Austen Day at Manor Mill.  We are working in partnership with Manor Mill in Monkton, MD on this event. BYOP - Bring your own picnic (doesn't have to be period appropriate - bring your favorite picnic food) 11:00am-12:00pm All JASNA Members and their guests are… Continue reading →

July Virtual Meeting

Commemorate Jane Austen by testing your knowledge in our Trivia Game. No prizes but bragging rights galore! Register for the Zoom link: 

Confidence Men: Transmitted Dialogues between Men – Virtual Meeting

Jane Austen rarely represented dialogues between men when no woman is present, opting instead to have male characters report such interaction. This presentation considers how the novels construct grounds for belief in such transmissions of male conversation, situating credibility in alignment with character and context. After discussing recounted dialogue in Emma, Northanger Abbey and Pride… Continue reading →

Annual General Meeting (AGM), Denver

Pride & Prejudice: A rocky Romance Presented by Denver/Boulder Region November 3–5, 2023 Visit the AGM website for more information: https://jasna.org/agms/denver2023/home.php

AGM Recap Maryland & DC Joint meeting

Did you attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Denver or attend virtually? Share stories, thoughts and highlights. Not able to attend the AGM? Learn what it was about and take notes on speakers and topics you want to hear in the future. Register for the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocOirrjopHdBhql3N3ZJeZhx6DoYMu0Ln

December Birthday Meeting

Kelsey’s Restaurant 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD, United States

Serendipity in Jane Austen's Fiction Presented by Maria Frawley, Professor and Chair, English Department The George Washington University. Kelsey’s Restaurant, Ellicott City Price: $45 for members and $50 for non-members Deadline to register is Dec 8th 9:00pm Doors open at 11:45am Come prepared for our Merchandise Table (credit, cash & check), Silent Auction & Cash… Continue reading →

Isabella/Mrs. Weston – Casting in Clueless virtual meeting

Isabella/Mrs. Weston: Why Clueless’s Dionne, an African-American woman was cast to play two roles? Presented by Damianne (Dami) Scott This presentation will discuss how the casting of the character, Dionne, is perfect as a modernization of Emma’s Isabella Knightly and Anne Weston, but racially stereotypical. Dami is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of… Continue reading →

Sip and Paint

The Greene Turtle 696 Belair Road, Bel Air, MD, United States

This is a fundraiser to support the 2025 Baltimore AGM. $49/pp For details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-and-paint-austen-landscape-tickets-842980757137?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Jane Austen Day at Manor Mill

Manor Mill 2029 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD, United States

Sense and Sensibility & Jane Austen’s World Mark your calendars: Saturday May 18, 2024, JASNA MD Box Hill Picnic, 11:00am-12:00pm; to RSVP for the JASNA picnic, please email rc@jasnamd.org. This portion of the day is not open to the general public. This is a BYOP - bring your own picnic - event. --- Manor Mill… Continue reading →

Wine Tasting & Basket Making

Olney Winery 52 Olney Sandy Spring Road Ashton, Sandy Spring, MD, United States

Join us to sip and savor a selection of 4 wines while using your creativity to weave your own basket. You will also receive a $3 wine voucher to be applied to any wine bottle purchase. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a continuous weave basket with a self-binding rim. We will… Continue reading →