top of page
“Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking.”  (Persuasion)
Joining JASNA grants you any number of privileges, most importantly an immediate connection to the finest circle of Janeites.


Membership is open to everyone interested in the life and works of Jane Austen. Joining the JASNA (national) organization automatically grants you the benefits of the Minnesota region. JASNA-MN 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. In addition, you may be interested in these particular advantages to joining:

  • Monthly programs featuring regional members and other distinguished Jane and Regency-era speakers, authors, professors, researchers, and experts from around the world.

  • Consolidated access to Jane Austen related events within the Twin Cities metro and broader regional area.

  • Connect with fellow Janeites close to you.

  • A subscription to JASNA News, the Society's newsletter, which is published three times a year and includes news, feature articles, and book reviews.

  • Our annual journal, Persuasions, a leading source for Austen studies.

  • An invitation to attend the Annual General Meeting, our "members-only" three-day conference.

  • Advance notice of tours to England tailored for JASNA members.

  • Exclusive member content.

Recommendations, declarations and descriptions from JASNA-MN members:

“You may think you know Jane Austen, but you will learn so much more: new insights into her books and characters, information about her life and family, information about the world she lived in.”  

“I joined JASNA because I love all things Jane Austen from her books to movies to the prequels, sequels, and mashups.”

“Jane Austen and her world: You can’t learn this stuff anywhere else in Minnesota.”

“Spirited discussions with clever, witty, smart members.”

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.  I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not in my nature. (Northanger Abbey)

bottom of page