Upcoming Events

If you are a member of JASNA you are welcome to attend all of our meetings and special events.  If you are not a member, you may come to a few of our meetings before joining the Society. Information on how to join JASNA is available on the JASNA Membership Page.   

Check this page periodically for updated information about our Region's activities.  

Southern Arizona Region members will receive email notices of upcoming events as well as last minute changes or cancellations.  All meetings are held in Tucson unless otherwise specified. 

2022 Program Calendar

Meetings are held in Tucson unless otherwise specified.
Questions? Please contact Melita at janesmeetingmayhem@gmail.com.

February 20, 2022
Cooking with Jane Austen
References to food appear throughout Austen's works—from gruel to syllabub to the many components of a wedding feast.  In this meeting we'll watch a trio of short videos created for JASNA's 2020 AGM by food historian and JASNA member Dan Macey. They shine a light on some of the foods in Austen's real and fictional worlds.

  • Mr. Woodhouse Was Right: "A Nice Basin of Gruel Together" Indeed
  • Jane’s Fascination with Whipt Syllabub
  • The Various Vittles That Vexed Miss Charlotte

Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom.  Contact janesmeetingmayhem for registration link.

March 12 & 13, 2022
2022 Tucson Festival of Books (click to learn more)
Visit our booth to "talk Jane" with our Region members and learn more about the Jane Austen Society of North America and what we do in the Southern Arizona Region.  
Time:  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location: University of Arizona Mall, Booth 225

April 10, 2022
Jane Austen Jeopardy
Test your knowledge of Jane Austen trivia!
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom.  Contact janesmeetingmayhem for registration link.

May 15, 2022
Book Discussion: Eliza's Daughter
Join us for a discussion of this Austen-inspired sequel to Sense and Sensibility by Joan Aiken (1924-2004). 
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom.  Contact janesmeetingmayhem for registration link.

June 12, 2022
Sense and Sensibility Watch Party
Get your favorite movie snacks ready and join us for a group viewing of Emma Thompson's 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

September 18, 2022
Book Discussion: Sense and Sensibility
We'll discuss Jane Austen's first published novel -- the theme of JASNA's Annual General Meeting this year.
Time:  1:30 pm

October 16, 2022
"Box Hill" Picnic
Join us for an in-person outing: our version of a Box Hill picnic, with tasty treats, lawn games, and lots of Jane Austen conversation.
Location:  Park TBD

November 13, 2022
Guest Speaker (to be announced)

Time:  1:30 pm
Location:  TBD

December 11, 2022
Jane Austen Birthday Tea
We hope to be able to meet in person once again for our annual celebration of Jane Austen's birthday (December 16). We'll enjoy High Tea and a screening of Brunch at Chawton: A Jane Austen Musicale.  Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg and Maestro Stephen Alltop share their considerable musical and comedic talents to delightful effect in this performance from JASNA’s 2021 AGM. Together, they share their perspectives on Austen's music preferences. 
Time:  TBD
Location:  TBD