Welcome to JASNA Dayton

JASNA Dayton is the regional branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America, a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. Founded in 1985, the Greater Dayton region welcomes members of all ages and from all walks of life who share a love of Miss Austen's work.


What's New? (Updated January 11, 2018)

Important Update: Due to the forecast of heavy snow, we are sorry to announce that we will be postponing the Ball this Saturday, January 12th and moving it to next Saturday, January 19th (still starting at 6pm). If you are able to attend next week, your current registration/ticket is good for the new date--you do not need to re-register or confirm anything. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to ask us through our Contact Page here or through our Facebook Page. You can also check out the Twelfth Night Ball Page for full details. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th! 

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! There are updates on the News Page including information about JASNA's student essay contest.  

Some details about our spring event at the Mercantile Library have been added to the Events Page

The newsletter for December is available now on the Newsletter Page.

Other recent updates

The fall Reading Group dates for our discussion of Northanger Abbey have been listed. You can find the information here!

We have a new Reading Group for the Columbus area called Chawton in Columbus! See the Columbus Reading Group Page for more information. 

Thanks for visiting!