2020 Programs

As more information becomes available we will update future programs. Next program will be highlighted with meeting information. We’ll be trying to host as many virtual meetings as we can to stay connected.

All meetings begin at 2 pm unless otherwise specified. Please check back regularly for updated information.

Upcoming Programs

November 14th – The Words and Wisdom of Northanger Abbey by Devoney Looser
Recorded presentation with live Q&A. One participant will receive a copy of the book and a signed book plate
–Virtual Meeting

December 19 – Jane Austen’s Birthday Celebration
Book exchange, virtual silhouettes, birthday toast, trivia contest, witty conversation and overall good times
–Virtual Meeting


Upcoming Reading Group meetings

October 17The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
–Virtual Meeting


Canceled meetings that will be rescheduled

Talk on Regency fashion and re-enactment by JASNA-NJ members Meredith Barnes and Jere Bethune
–Will be Rescheduled

Tour of the neo-Gothic Bryn Athyn Cathedral in Pennsylvania


Past Meetings

February 16“Publishing Northanger Abbey: A History in Documents,” lecture by Juliette Wells, professor of English literature, Goucher College

May 16 – Virtual Book Discussion: Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

June 20 – Virtual Book Discussion: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

July 18 – Virtual Book Discussion: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

August 15 – Virtual Book Discussion: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

September 12 – Virtual Meeting: Discussion of articles about Northanger Abbey