Returning to Orchids


JASNA Hawai`i returns to Orchids at the Halekulani for an elegant afternoon tea on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 3 PM. Orchids proved very popular with last year's attendees, as service was excellent and the setting nothing short of magnificent.

Our next event will perhaps be a spring or summer "Box Hill" picnic, although we're thinking about reviving the idea of a reading group. Your suggestions are welcome. Write

October Trivia Tea


On Saturday, October 22, a small group of JASNA Hawai`i members met at the home of Paula Nakayama for a Jane Austen Trivia Tea. Paula provided a wonderful tea buffet (see above), and we had some fun playing various trivia games revolving around Jane Austen's life, her novels, and her characters. Mahalo to Paula for her generosity in hosting this event.

Our next event will be a "Belated Birthday Tea" some time in early 2017 at a location to soon be determined. Stay tuned for further details.

Jane at the Beach


The editors of JASNA News contacted us looking for a Jane-related "summer beach reading" photo. Visiting San Diego Regional Coordinator Jeanne Talbot volunteered to do a photo shoot at Kuhio Beach and, to make a long story short, a version of the photo above will be on the cover of the next JASNA News. Members, watch for it in your mailbox in the coming weeks.

A full-size version of the photo can be seen here.

The Cult of Sensibility


On June 20, special guest Jeanne Talbot, the Regional Coordinator for JASNA San Diego, gave a small group of us a presentation on "The Cult of Sensibility" as background for a better understanding of Sense and Sensibility.

It was a fascinating talk and lead to lively discussion over delicious refreshments provided by a generous and thoughtful JASNA Hawai`i member.

Mahalo to Jeanne and to all who participated.

Love and Friendship


The Hawai`i International Film Festival will be screening Love and Friendship, which despite the title is based on Lady Susan. JASNA Hawai`i members will be attending the single showing in a small group. It's on Friday, April 8, at 6:15 PM at the Dole Cannery theaters.

If you'd like to join us, get in touch with us before March 18. Tickets will run roughly $16.

For more information about the film, see