Program of Events
Jane Austen Society of North America
Puget Sound Region






Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, scheduled events have changed to virtual programs.  This will continue as we follow the restrictions being recommended.  Of course, the health and well-being of our members is of utmost importance to JASNA Puget Sound, and we will not hold in-person meetings until it is safe to do so.  If a public event is scheduled as a gathering, please double-check this site a day or two before the event to be sure.


Note: Unless otherwise noted*, our meetings begin at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.  That said, any programs not on our regular schedule will be fitted in wherever we can find an opportune time, so do, please, check regularly.  We are finding opportunities online that we can't pass up, and of course, that's wonderful!

Wondering about time zones, Daylight Saving Time adjustments, or the international date line?  Worry no more!  I just learned of this site - you can plug in dates, times, etc. and easily find out the date/time in another time zone.  So much easier than what I have been doing (which is scratching my head and asking my husband if he knows what time zone Timbuktu is in! It's Greenwich Mean Time)  And apparently, it's almost an hour past midnight tomorrow, 79° and I sure hope that's Fahrenheit!  They are also experiencing a dust storm, so I think I'll stay put.)

Time Zone calculator:

Sunday, April 11, 2021 4 pm (PDT) on ZOOM

The World's Greatest Heroine: Susannah Fullerton
Susannah Fullerton, President of JASA (Jane Austen Society of Australia)  will give us a rare chance to hear her speak on a topic dear to our hearts, all by Zoom!  This live Zoom presentation is a real video treat!
The world of literature is full of wonderful heroines - feisty ones, intelligent ones, beautiful ones and eccentric ones. In this talk Susannah discusses what it is that makes a heroine great, and then examines a variety of literary heroines to discover why they are so memorable. It will come as no surprise that Jane Austen's heroines are high on her list, but to which does she award the 'Gold Medal' of 'World's Greatest Heroine'? Join this illustrated zoom talk to find out.  
Susannah is the author of several books about Jane Austen, including Jane Austen and Crime, A Dance with Jane Austen, Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Jane & I: A Tale of Austen Addiction. She writes a monthly newsletter, 'Notes from a Book Addict', which is free to all subscribers. Susannah leads literary tours in Australia, the UK, Europe and the USA.

All JASNA members are welcome!  There is no need to register, but you need to have the Zoom link.  To get this, email us at  We will put you on our newsletter list, so you'll get the Zoom Link automatically.  If you don't want to get the newsletter, please ask.  We will get the link to you.

Most of our meetings are open to all JASNA members.  Who knows how long we will have to continue to Zoom our talks, but as long as we do, you are invited to most meetings.  Our newsletter is where you will find out about the programs, and how you'll receive the link.