6 novels.  200 years.  Millions of fans.

6 novels. 200 years. Millions of fans.

The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.  Join us in celebrating her life and works.

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Submission Deadline: June 2, 2022

2022 Essay Contest Open

Calling all high school, college, and grad school students! We invite you to enter our annual writing competition and compete for awards in three divisions. The focus of this year's topic is Sense and Sensibility.

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2022 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Sep. 30-Oct. 2

Sense and Sensibility in the City of Gardens

Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC, for a lively program of lectures, workshops, tours, and entertainments as we explore Austen's first published novel.

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April 29, 2022

Introducing: The Jane Austen Book Box Program

We're pleased to announce the launch of JASNA's new Jane Austen Book Box Program for schools and community groups in the U.S. and Canada!

February 9, 2022

Welcome to the Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party Gallery!

We're delighted to share the photos submitted for the Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party! Entries received through February 14, 2022, will be added as they come in, so come back...

February 3, 2022

Join Our Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party!

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. " "In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed.

Providing Context

Austen's World Up Close

JASNA members share their expertise in short videos that shine a light on aspects of life in Jane Austen's world. A new video is added to the collection every few weeks.  

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Austen's Enduring Appeal

JASNA Members on Jane Austen

Austen's Enduring Appeal

Why does Jane Austen inspire legions of admirers? JASNA members offer their thoughts in this video.

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Become a Member

Learn about the benefits of JASNA membership: our publications, regional events, conferences, and more.

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