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"A Jane Austen Nuncheon" — April Region Meeting with Claire Bellanti

For our April meeting we are delighted to host JASNA National President Claire Bellanti at the Sunset Club in Seattle. Claire will be talking about circulating libraries in Jane Austen's time.

Please see this page for more details and registration.

Essay Competition Results

The winners of our Essay Competition have been chosen, and the Puget Sound Region of JASNA is delighted to publish the essays on this page.

Region Update — May 2017

Agnes Gawne, our RC, published this update on May 25th, 2017.

Jane Austen Essay Competition

To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, the Jane Austen Society of Puget Sound regional organization is conducting an essay contest for high school and university students. The regional members who love and enjoy Jane Austen’s books are the audience for the essays. We want to know what the high school and higher level student finds compelling about Jane Austen’s writings. We are looking for original insights, captivating writing, a genuine voice and an essay of clear and correct writing. You can find further details on this page.

About Our Region

The Puget Sound Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is located in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington.

We are a very active region, and meet six times each year at various locations to hear a program, to engage in polite conversation and partake of afternoon tea. Naturally, the subject of the meetings is always related to the life, times and works of Jane Austen.

Please click on the links on the left side of this page to learn more about who we are and what we offer. You can return to this page from anywhere in this site by clicking on the silhouette at the top left-hand corner of any page. Here are some documents with more information about the Region (all in PDF).

Instructions For Using the Region Library

Region Librarian Loveday Conquest has provided updated instructions for borrowing books from the Region library. Please see the following documents.

If you have any questions, please send email directly to the

Last update: 6th February 2018

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