Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Welcome to JASNA Central and Western New York

Steventon Parsonage. Jane Austen's birthplace and home in her early years.

"What dreadful hot cold weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance." Letter (1796-09-18) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition(with a minor edit to apply to our region)

It appears Jane Austen was a little uncomfortable in the heat. One wonders what she would have thought about this past February in Rochester.

Welcome to the new JASNA Rochester Blog, the source of news about all things Austen in the Rochester NY region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. With this blog we will hope to keep you informed about activities related to Jane Austen in our region and provide posts about her life and writing that will both inform and amuse you.

JASNA is the Jane Austen Society of North America. This organization is dedicated to the study of Jane Austen's life and literary works. The Rochester Region of JASNA meets on the third Saturday of each month (September through May) at 1 pm in the Barnes and Noble, Pittsford NY Community Room.

A list of upcoming events:

The next meeting of JASNA Rochester is on Saturday March 21, 1 pm, in the Community Room at the Barnes and Noble, Pittsford

Country Dance Rochester is holding a Jane Austen Ball on April 26. Ball prep classes will be offered. Details can be found at the Country Dance Rochester Jane Austen Ball website.

The Meryton Country Dancers will be demonstrating Regency dance at the Cordancia Dances concert on April 19 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Details are available on the Cordancia website.

Posts about these events will follow shortly. Do join us at one of these events.

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