Jane Austen Society of North America

North Texas Region


“I can now write at leisure & make the most of my subjects”

                                                    J. Austen

Welcome to our website where you can find information pertinent to the North Texas Region of JASNA. We have a vibrant, active chapter with members from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds united by our common interest in everything Jane Austen.  

Please click the topics on the above navigation bar to discover more about our Region, upcoming events and the wonderful Jane Austen.  Click the link below for our regional Facebook page.


Happy 200th Birthday

Mansfield Park!


2014 Calendar of Events

10/19/14 - Book Club - Mansfield Park Volumes 2 & 3
At the home of Rita Potter.  Be ready to rumble!

10/26/14 - Volunteer/Meeting Host organizational meeting - 
At the home of Cheryl Kinney.  Join us if you want to assist with future events and programs. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Email info@jasnanorthtexas.com

12/6/14 - Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon - Dr.Cheryl Kinney
“Austen-itis: Fictive Ills in the Novels of Jane Austen”
Maggiano’s Northpark

2015 Calendar of Events

2/08/15 - Winter Meeting - Hackberry Creek Country Club
Shy, Social, or Straight-laced
Judy Pulice discusses the introverts/extroverts in the novels and Susan Springfield discusses the use of lace in the Regency Period

4/26/15 - Spring Tea - Adolphus Hotel French Room
Dressing Mr. Darcy

5/3/15 - Sense and Sensibility - Dallas Theater Center 
Optional post performance dinner 

6/20/15 - June with Jane Austen - Warwick Melrose Hotel
English Country Dancing, Regency jewelry and penmanship workshops, luncheon and JASNA president Claire Bellanti 

6/20/15 - Netherfield Ball - Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
Enjoy an evening of English Country Dancing in Regency style 

9/13/15 - Fall Meeting - Hackberry Creek Country Club
Learn "How to speak with a British accent”  with dialect coach Yvonne C. Vautier-DeLay
and hear Professor Patricia Michaelson “Speaking Volumes:  Women and Speech in the Novels of Jane Austen"

12/5/15 - Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon - Historic Ashton Hotel
“Jane Austen and Music”

Interested in attending a meeting?  
Contact Susan Jelen at sjelen3@gmail.com