Upcoming Events

 

Due to the Current Circumstance with COVID 19, all of our programming has been moved to an online virtual meeting format through the month of Augus.

June Meeting: "Juvenilia: Volume the Second"

What: Two of our JASNA Iowa members will lead us through a discussion of two selections from the second volume of Austen's Juvenilia, "Love and Freindship" and "A History of England". Please familiarize yourself with these two works ahead of time if possible.If you would like to join us for this virtual meeting, please send me an email at jasnaiowa@gmail.com in order to be sent a meeting link.

When: Saturday, June 20th at 1:00pm

July Meeting: "Juvenilia: Volume the Third"

What: Onoe of our JASNA Iowa members will lead us through a discussion of a selection from the third volume of Austen's Juvenilia, "Lady Susan". Please read the work beforehand if possible. You will not be disappointed that you did.If you would like to join us for this virtual meeting, please send me an email at jasnaiowa@gmail.com in order to be sent a meeting link.

When: Sunday, July 19th at 3:30pm

August Meeting: Austen Characters As Siblings

What: Which of Austen's characters would you like to have for a sibling? I'm sure our moderators will help us navigate the up-sides and down-sides of our choices in this virtual JASNA Iowa meeting. Think about your choices ahead of time and come prepared to defend them. If you would like to join us for this virtual meeting, please send me an email at jasnaiowa@gmail.com in order to be sent a meeting link.

When: Sunday, August 16th at 3:30pm

September Meeting: Special Guest Speaker Dr. Jenny Rytting

What: This event was supposed to take place on May 2nd, but for obvious reasons had to be postponed. We are crossing our fingers that by September we will be able to meet in person again. Dr. Jenny Rytting will delight us with her interactive presentation titled "Fairly Evenly Divided Between the Sexes: Jane Austen on Gender". Myself and another JASNA Iowa member attended this presentation at the 2019 JASNA AGM in Colonial Williamsburg and found it utterly fascinating.

When: Saturday, September 12th at 1:00pm

Where: The Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322