This is the archive for March 2021

Pacific Rim Meeting a Great Success


The first ever international Pacific Rim Jane Austen meeting on March 13, 2021, was a great success, with particpants from the Jane Austen Society of New Zealand, the Hawai`i Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and many mainland JASNA members.

Celebrated journalist and author Deborah Yaffe spoke and took questions on her book "Among the Janeites." JASNA National President Liz Cooper addressed the meeting and JAS-NZ President Frances Duncan spoke briefly in the Maori language.

JAS-NZ and JASNA Hawai`i will be carrying their partnership forward into the future, demonstrating that Jane Austen unites everyone, everywhere.

JASNA Hawai`i will next meet at 2 PM HST on Saturday, May 22. Our topic is "Bring Your Own P&P Knockoff" and we'll be discussing our favorite P&P sequels and variants. The meeting is open to all JASNA and JAS-NZ members. Seating is quite limited so contact us early for details.