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







June Program Cancelled


Our original program for June of 2020 was a visit to the beautiful gardens at Lakewold, and a talk about the different flowers and plants that Jane Austen would have known.  This was to be followed by a catered lunch, with ample time to wander the gardens and pause for photo-ops.  Because of the pandemic, that has had to be  postponed not once, but twice.  We had scheduled it back in for June 2021.  Again - we must postpone - we feel very, VERY sure that we will be able to do this program justice next June - 2022! 

If we were to follow our regular program schedule, that would mean that we would be doing a program on Zoom.  Various factors have meant that we are without a program this June.  Our fabulous Program Committee has been working double-over-time on the schedule, and we have had a program every month since February.  Since we ordinarily have a program every other month, that has been an embarrassment of riches!  We are taking a break now, and will resume programming in August, which we fervently hope can be held in person.  Please check back to learn more about the August meeting, featuring Kimberly Milham leading a discussion of her favorite book - Persuasion!

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The Jane Austen Society of North America is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers and dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.  The Puget Sound Region of JASNA serves Western Washington from the Canadian border to Southern Washington.  We sometimes partner with other regions near us - Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Region and the Oregon and SW Washington Region

Vision:  Because literature has the power to change and enrich our lives, we want to see more people reading the great authors, with special emphasis on Jane Austen.

Mission:  Our mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:  To fulfill JASNA’s mission of fostering among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius, JASNA strives to ensure that all people are welcome and feel valued in its meetings, events, and community spaces. JASNA is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Society. There is no place in JASNA for discrimination or exclusion, including on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, ability, appearance, or education.

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Due to the Covid-19 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.  Or email us at:


Note: Unless otherwise stated*, 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.)

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