Regular meetings are usually held the second Sunday of every other month, unless a special program dictates otherwise. The information below is subject to change.

Previously, meetings were held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003. However, for the foreseeable future in 2022, most meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom. We will assess the situation later in the year and decide how/where future meetings will take place. Feel free to contact us for a Zoom link if you wish to participate.

We also have a bookclub for all things Austen and Regency! We normally meet in coffee shops, wineries and breweries on the second Sunday in the off months from the JASNA meetings (unless there's a conflict on the second Sunday). Those are also taking place via Zoom, and those dates are listed below as well.

January Bookclub
Sunday, January 9, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email Bookclubjasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

The book we will discuss is The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England, by Amanda Vickery.

February Meeting
Sunday, February 13, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email jasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

We'll watch the 2021 AGM Plenary, "Brunch at Chawton: A Jane Austen Musicale." One of the highlights of the conference in Chicago, this recording of Stephen Alltop and Josefien Stoppelenburg's concert will truly delight us  with compositions mentioned in Austen's writing.       

March Bookclub
Sunday, March 13, 2022| 1:30–3:00 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email Bookclubjasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

This month's book is Sharpe’s Tiger by Bernard Cornwel.

April Meeting
Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email jasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

Guest Speaker Alden O’Brien, Curator of Costume and Textiles at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, will present “Costuming Jane Austen: Historic Sources and Designers’ Choices for the Film and Television Adaptations.”

When adapting a period novel, costumes not only place us in the right period but replace the narrator’s voice, communicating in cloth and color each character’s status, personality, and what we are to think of them. Directors and designers of the many adaptations of the Austen canon have made thoughtful design choices (even if we find some of them unfortunate) according to their concepts for each production. What historical styles did designers choose to portray from among the many choices in fashion plates and portraits, and by analyzing them, what can we “winkle out” of their intended messages? After this talk, you, like Mrs. Jennings in the 1995 film, will be “terribly good at winkling” — in this case, deciphering costume “codes” used by designers of period films of any era.

May Bookclub
Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 1:30–3:00 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email Bookclubjasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner

June Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort map

AGM Tour. We will tour the 2023 Denver AGM location, enjoy lunch/heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages, and provide regional members with a detailed overview of our AGM planning progress.

July Bookclub
Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 1:30–3:00 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email Bookclubjasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, by Amanda Foreman

August Meeting
Sunday, August 14, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
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The Battle of Prague. This program is a rousing, action-filled, audience-participation concert presentation of “The Battle of Prague” by Frantisek Kotzwara, a sonata for the piano or harpsicord that appears in Jane Austen’s personal music collection, and one she must have played herself to her family’s delight. Each performance will begin with a brief talk about the Battle of Prague, the composer, and the connection to the Austen family. This program is made possible by a generous grant from JASNA and will be led by Janet Johnson (Wisconsin Region) and Nancy Gallagher (California Southwest Region).

September Bookclub
Sunday, September 18, 2022 | 1:30–3:00 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email Bookclubjasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

We'll discuss two books: The Banker’s Sister by E.J. Clery (she will be a speaker at the AGM in Victoria), and JASNA's theme book for the year, Sense and Sensibility.  

JASNA AGM
September 30 – October 2, 2022
Victoria, BC

“Sense and Sensibility in the City of Gardens”

October Meeting
Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm
This will be a virtual meeting — please email jasnadenbou@gmail.com to request a Zoom invitation link.

Celebrating the AGM. We will hear observations and updates from 2022 AGM attendees and watch a break out session from the 2021 AGM in Chicago followed by a discussion.

November Bookclub
Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 1:30–3:00 pm

This will be a virtual meeting — please email Bookclubjasnadenbou@gmail.com to RSVP and request a Zoom invitation link.

The two books we'll be discussing are Frances Burney’s Evelina and Robert Tuesley Anderson’s Jane Austen’s Table.

December Meeting — Annual Birthday Tea
Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 1:30–3:30 pm
The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 map

With the Brown Palace's renowned High Tea treats and beautiful decorations, as well as the enticing silent auction and engaging conversation with other members, our region will enjoy yet another Austen-filled celebration.