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.

Don’t forget to bring contributions to Hookham’s Circulating Library. Austen-related books are donated by members and circulated for $1. You can keep the book or, after reading, bring it back to circulate to others.

Meetings are held at either Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield (map) or Standley Lake Library in Arvada (map). Be sure to check the meeting notice emailed to you for meeting location.

February Meeting
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm
Standley Lake Library,
Arvada (map)

Deborah Jaffe, author of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom, will speak to us about her book. Copies of her book will be available for sale (cash or check only).

April Meeting
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm
Standley Lake Library,
Arvada (map)

This is the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mansfield Park. Do you love Fanny Price or hate her? We will read and discuss the Austen novel that seems to give rise to the most debate.

June Meeting
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm

Most readers of Mansfield Park would point to Henry and Mary Crawford, Mrs. Norris or Sir Thomas Bertram as the villains but are these characters the catalysts that move the plot forward or real villains? Greater Chicago Region member Sue Forgue argues that Jane Austen has a much bigger target in mind and using map panels from the 1813 Horwood Map of London, contemporaneous prints and real life events of the times, we'll see how Austen skewers London society  as a representation of the larger society in a time of war, industrialization and rapid social change.

August Meeting
Sunday, August 12, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm

“Finding Comfort in Jane Austen” will be the theme for discussion. As this month is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, we will read and discuss Rudyard Kipling’s short story, “The Janeites.” You can find it online here.

October 10–12, 2014
Montréal, Québec

Mansfield Park in Montréal: Contexts, Conventions and Controversies

October Meeting
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm

Austen Potpourri — Talk about anything Austen plus reports from the AGM.

December Meeting — Annual Birthday Tea
Saturday, December 13 or Sunday, December 14, 2014, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location TBD

Details to come on this fun and popular event.