Upcoming Events


Jane Austen Cheese Tour

What: Inspired by a session on this topic at the 2018 JASNA AGM in Kansas City, JASNA Iowa members Twila Glenn and Karen Thompson and cheese monger C.J. Bienert will lead us on this delicious journey.

There will be a charge for this event of $20 per person. An RSVP and prepayment is required for this event. If you would like to reserve a spot, please email me at jasnaiowa@gmail.com

Where: The Cheese Shop, 833 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA

When: July 13th,  2:30pm

Book & FilmDiscussion: "Northanger Abbey"

What: Each year we choose one of Jane Austen’s novels for discussion. We also hold a discussion of various film adaptations of said novel. This year we are combining these topics and focusing on Northanger Abbey, the theme for the 2019 JASNA AGM in Williamsburg. 

Where: The Beerhouse, 4810 NW 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

When: Sunday, August 25th at 3:30pm

Jane Austen Pub Quiz

What: Quiz host Allison Petersen will try to stump you with questions about Jane Austen’s life, work and times. And since we just read and discussed Northanger Abbey, be prepared for a heavy focus on that novel in particular. This should be a fun, laid back event, so we hope you’ll join us and test your knowledge.

 Where: The Beerhouse, 4810 NW 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

When: Sunday, September 22nd at 3:30pm