"If one may divide qualities which often overlap, one would be inclined to surmise that Jane Austen inherited from her father her serenity of mind, the refinement of her intellect, and her delicate appreciation of style, while her mother supplied the acute observation of character, and the wit and humour, for which she was equally distinguished".
Austen-Leigh, Richard Arthur; Austen-Leigh, William (2011-03-23). Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record
JASNA Greater Phoenix is a unique group of people...
friends... who enjoy reading and discussing the works of Jane Austen. We also
enjoy learning about and experiencing and some of the past-times Jane may have enjoyed. We are one of over
70 regional groups across the United States and Canada.
Members at a local JASNA meeting may discuss an Austen novel, hear a lecture about Austen or the Regency era, or enjoy a tea or Box Hill picnic. We celebrate Jane Austen's birthday, December 16, with a luncheon, tea, or speaker. Other activities may include museum and garden tours, English country dancing, and Regency fashion shows. We also host special events such as scholarly conferences and galas, some of which are open to the public.
January 2015 marks the beginning of our fourth year as a region. You are cordially invited to attend any of our events. Visitors are always welcome!
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and
her writing. The Greater Phoenix Region serves Phoenix and its surrounding areas.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization and relies substantially for its funding on membership dues and contributions. Contributions to the JASNA-Greater Phoenix Region, a local chapter of the Society, are tax-deductible and are gratefully acknowledged
with a receipt.