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 February 17, 2018)

Important Update: Since January was so snowy, we had to change the date of our Ball to Saturday March 9, 2019. Since the date is now closer to Mardi Gras than Christmas, our Ball this year will be a masquerade! For more details, please see the Twelfth Night Ball Page. We hope to see you in March!  

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!