JASA holds regular meetings which are an opportunity for members to hear interesting speakers and discuss Jane Austen, browse the library and shop at the Regency Fair. Meetings are held in locations around Australia.


JASA Brisbane program 2020


All Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW unless otherwise indicated.

2020 Calendar of Events.

Saving Jane Austen's Home - Susannah Fullerton

Eighty years ago a woman became a heroine! Her name was Dorothy Darnell and she formed the world’s first Jane Austen Society in order to save Chawton Cottage and turn it into a museum. This talk tells the remarkable story of how she came to do this, and who helped her.

The talk also looks at why people who love an author’s works want to go and see where that writer lived and what sort of landscape inspired them. Why do literary tourists want to discover how a home reflects an author’s personality? What do we want to see when we visit an author’s house museum, what sorts of items should be on display and what is best kept from public view? And what emotions are evoked by visiting a beloved author’s home?

Join JASA President and tour leader, Susannah Fullerton to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Jane Austen Society UK, and to explore Jane Austen’s Chawton home.

Please note: This event will be filmed and made available to all members. More details about this meeting will follow, once they are finalised.
When: Sat August 15 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Inspired by Jane Austen

Jane Austen was a genius and her life and work have inspired countless tributes, biographies and commentaries as well as adaptations of her six seminal novels, her unfinished works and her juvenilia. A few years ago, Jennifer Kloester too was bitten by the desire to pay homage to the Great Jane Austen and so her latest novel, Jane Austen's Ghost, was born. It's a modern novel with a Regency twist that brings Jane Austen into our world and lets her cast her ever-observant eye over it. Jennifer loved researching Jane Austen's Ghost and creating Jane's specifically Austenesque voice.
When: Sat October 17 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM