Dayton/Cincinnati Reading Group

Discover the full depth and genius of Jane's work by participating in the JASNA Dayton Reading Group. This casual, light-hearted society meets four times a year to discuss Miss Austen's work over tea and light refreshments. You'll gain insights into Jane's working process, learn about the deeper meanings and influences behind her work, and enjoy "the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation."

Note: You don't need to be a member of JASNA Dayton to attend Reading Group meetings. If you're new to the group, it's a great place to visit and get to know us!

The Reading group, right now, is rotating around to different venues and with different discussion leaders for each meeting. However all meetings will be 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Keep an eye on this page for further details for upcoming Reading Group meetings.

Reading Group Dates for 2017–18

The Reading Group is currently discussing Northanger Abbey, which is broken up into two volumes (Vol. I has 15 chapters, Vol. II has 16 chapters). If you have a version with continuous chapters, we will note those as well once we get into the second volume.  



  • July 8, 2018: Summer reading group will meet at 1:30pm to discuss Lady Susan (book), and Love and Friendship (movie). See our Events Page for full details. 
  • October 14, 2018: Northanger Abbey Volume I, Chapters 1-9. 
  • November 11, 2018: Northanger Abbey Volume I, Chatpers 10-15.

If you are interested in leading a discussion or hosting a meeting, please contact Wilson Palmer (see newsletters for information).

Check back often for more updated information.