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.

June Meeting
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library

“Who’s the Real Villain in Mansfield Park?” 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? Our guest speaker, Sue Forgue, argues that Jane Austen has a much bigger target in mind and the clues to that are revealed by where people live in town.

Sue Forgue is a Life Member of JASNA and has served as a board member of the Greater Chicago Region. As the creator and webmaster of the research website, The Regency Encyclopedia, she calls herself a dedicated armchair academic. She has contributed articles on the history of the time to the Greater Chicago regionís newsletter and JASNA News, as well as Jane Austen Knits magazine.

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.