ABOUT US
“My idea of good company Is the company of clever, well-Informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. ”  (Persuasion)
By way of introduction,

We are the Minnesota Region of The Jane Austen Society of North America, a non-profit (501(c)(3)), organization dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.

We are a diverse, cordial group of people of all ages and stages.

Some of us have read every Jane novel backwards and forwards (mostly forwards), some haven't even read a Foreword, but have seen at least one film version of Pride and Prejudice (maybe more than one, more than once?). Whatever your familiarity with Jane, we welcome your particular addition to our lovely coterie.

We pledge to be:

  • Warm Our society is amiable and cordial in nature, without sinking to being over sweet. Just as roses have thorns, our moments of sharp wit only heighten the senses (and pay homage to our dear Jane).

  • Delightful Though perhaps prejudiced, we pride ourselves on being agreeably diverting in word and deed.

  • Communicative We do our utmost to keep our members apprised of goings on, and to increase their knowledge of all things J. Austen. All things she allows us to reveal, that is.

  • Clever While clever is as does, it is our belief that “nothing ventured, nothing gained” is a useful maxim for aspiring to enlightened, creative engagement with our members, who are already themselves such clever birds of a feather to have joined.

FORUM
“My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.” (Persuasion)

Visit our Forum to explore a fascinating collection of articles, topics, and discussions.

EVENTS
“Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.” (Pride and Prejudice)

We invite you to join us for novel moments of talks and teas, dining and dancing. 

JASNA - Minnesota

We are the Minnesota Region of The Jane Austen Society of North America, a non-profit (501(c)(3)), organization dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.  

Be in good company  

JASNA membership is open to everyone interested in the life and works of Jane Austen. Membership in the national organization automatically grants you the benefits of our local, regional chapter based in Minnesota. Our chapter hosts a number of events throughout the year. Together, we explore and revel in topics related to Jane’s books, as well as Regency Period culture and society.

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