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Celebrating all-things Jane Austen!

If you love Jane and her works, this is the place for you. We'll have general discussions, book club meetings, film screenings and so much more!

In an effort to keep costs low, we ask that each member donates $5 per year, if you are able. You can donate online by clicking the green "Chip In" button located on the left hand side of the meet up page.

Upcoming events (3)

JASNA Central California Meeting - Emma

Woodward Park Regional Library

The Central California region of JASNA (http://jasnacencal.org) will be meeting to discuss Jane Austen's Emma. You are encouraged to bring your favorite mug/tea cup and a treat to share. More information can be found on their Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1064070353801518/. The Jane Austen Society of North America (http://www.jasna.org/) is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers and dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. The Central California region of JASNA generally covers Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties in California, and points outward. Most meetings happen in the city of Fresno, but the occasional gathering in cities to the north and south are on the horizon. The region hosts book discussions, talks and lectures, and costume or social events related to Jane Austen and the Regency Era. *Please note that this book club (The Central Valley Jane Austen Book Club) is not affiliated with JASNA. However, many of our book club members are also members of JASNA and this is a great event to meet other Janeites!*

See a Show: Emma

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific Theater player presents "Emma" on stage March 21, 2019 - March 30, 2019. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jane-austens-emma-tickets-52336355448, Our group will be attending on March 23rd. After the play, Director Brooke Aiello will be giving a informal talk-back with our group. Individual tickets are available to purchase online. Seating is General Admission and on a first-come, first-served basis. The show begins at 8 pm; doors to the theatre are open approximately 30 minutes before show time.

Read and Discuss the The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Based on the Emmy Award–winning YouTube series "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries," twenty‑four‑year‑old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight. You do not need to have seen "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" in order to understand the book, but it might make it more enjoyable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs

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