Orchids Tea Rescheduled


Due to problems with serving hours our December tea at Orchids was cancelled, but the good news is that on February 20 we're definitely on! Since it's no longer the holiday season we can accommodate a much larger group, so the tea is open to both members and non-members. Mark your calendars: 3 PM on Saturday, February 20.

The cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Payment in advance is necessary as the venue requires a no-refund guarantee.

Sign-up deadline is February 10, but don't delay. Contact the regional coordinator for additional information and a payment address.

JASNA President's Visit a Big Success


JASNA President Claire Bellanti visited Hawai`i as scheduled, to lecture at the University of Hawai`i and the Hawai`i State Public Library. The visit was covered in an October 22, 2015 feature article in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

32 people attended the Friday UH lecture and an overflow standing room only crowd of 85 came to the Saturday lecture at the State Library. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

On Friday night, Ms. Bellanti met with local members for dinner at Tiki's in Waikiki.

JASNA Hawai`i is most grateful to Ms. Bellanti for taking time from her busy schedule to visit us in Hawai`i nei.

December Birthday Tea Sold Out


Our December 12, 2015 Jane Austen Birthday Tea at Orchids in the Halekulani is fully booked. We regret that we could not accommodate non-member guests. Additional JASNA Hawai`i members who are interested can get on a waiting list in case of cancellations by writing to the Regional Coordinator at rc@jasnahawaii.org.

JASNA National President to Lecture in Hawai`i


Our big news is the upcoming lecture visit to Hawai`i by JASNA National President Claire Bellanti. Ms. Bellanti will be making the following presentations:

  • Friday, October 23, 1:30PM, Room 301, Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai`i Manoa campus: You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby's: Lending Libraries in Jane Austen's Time.
  • Saturday, October 24, 1:00PM, Hawai`i State Library, King Street, Honolulu: Who Was Jane Austen? This is a richly illustrated discussion of the influence of Jane Austen's life and times on her work.

Presentations are free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations needed.

Don't miss out on either of these! It's a rare opportunity to hear and meet a nationally-recognized Jane Austen scholar and literary leader, and to learn more about the activities of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

For additional information write jasnahawaii@jasnahawaii.org

Welcome to JASNA Hawai`i


Located in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, JASNA Hawai`i brings Jane Austen to Paradise. We're a part of the Jane Austen Society of North America, even though we're strictly speaking not in North America. Our mission is to encourage the study of great literature with an emphasis on Jane Austen, and to have a great time doing it.

Our activities are summarized on our soon-to-be-online calendar, and you can check out our Facebook page to see us in action.JASNA members visiting Hawai`i are cordially invited to take part in our activities. We would love the opportunity to show you our aloha and to make your acquaintance. If you're going to be visitinghere, please get in touch.

Are you a Jane Austen devotee and not yet a member? We invite you to join with like-minded folks from around the islands.Please feel free to contact us at jasnahawaii@jasnahawaii.org. We have a liberal visitor policy and would be delighted to invite you to one of our meetings or put you on our email list.