Characters in Sense and Sensibiiity


We're having an impromptu get-together on Wednesday evening, August 2. Jeanne Talbot, Regional Coordinator of JASNA San Diego, will once again be our presenter. Her topic is "Characters in Sense and Sensibility."

This event is open to both members and non-members and will last about 90 minutes. If you're interested but haven't been receiving our emails, please get in touch with us for further details.

Mahalo nui loa to Jeanne for sharing her time and expertise with us.

JASNA Hawai`i Reading Group Starts This Fall


JASNA Hawai`i is starting a reading group with meetings beginning in September, 2017. We plan to meet every other month and discuss works by and about Jane, as well as Jane-related fan fiction.

Participation is open to all JASNA Hawai`i members willing to read the books and join in the discussions. Non-members can participate on a space-available basis. JASNA members visiting Hawai`i are always welcome.

Check back here for exact dates and locations. If you're interested please get in touch:

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.