When you join the Jane Austen Society of North America, your name and contact information is sent to the Regional group closest to you. So if you live in Maryland and join JASNA, you automatically become a member of JASNA MD. You don’t have to do anything else! 

Anyone who is interested in Jane Austen and enjoys her writing is invited to join JASNA. Our members range from literary experts to fans who just enjoy reading Austen’s books and watching the movies based on her works. 

Individual adult annual membership is just $30.

Your JASNA membership gets you: 

  • JASNA News, containing book reviews, news from JASNA Regions, and feature articles.
  • Persuasions, JASNA‚Äôs annual journal, a preeminent source for Austen studies that contains essays from the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and scholarly articles.
  • An invitation to attend the AGM, a three-day conference with an Austen theme held each autumn in a different North American city, featuring speakers, entertainment, tours, a banquet and a Regency ball.
  • Participation in members-only tours to England, organized and led by professionals with special access to Austen sites.
  • And best of all, an invitation to join JASNA MD for our meetings featuring special Austen-inspired programming. Past meetings have included lectures, book discussions, teas, movie discussions, historic/literary talks, and special showings of Austen on stage.  

We generally meet in and around Baltimore as well as hosting several virtual meetings during the year. As a member of JASNA, you can also attend other Regional meetings, and we have a strong connection with the DC Region.

To join, visit

Questions? Want to know more first? Contact our Regional Coordinator at