September 16, 2017: Carrie Bebris Gives Talk to Commemorate Austen's Death

     JASNA-Dayton’s first meeting of the 2017-18 program year will be something new for us. In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we are partnering with the Dayton Public Library in presenting a program for the public titled “Celebrating Jane Austen.” Carrie Bebris, our Regional Coordinator and author of the award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, will present an illustrated talk that traces Austen’s path to publication in a period when women were discouraged from writing professionally and novels were considered lowbrow entertainment. She’ll also talk about the current, ever-growing popularity of Austen’s works, and the challenges of trying to follow in those footsteps as she recreates Austen’s Regency England in her own novels. 

When: Saturday, September 16, from 1-3pm

Location: Community Room 2A on the second floor of newly remodeled Dayton Metro Library Main Branch (215 E. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45402). Free parking available in the on-site parking structure and on-street parking in the neighborhood.

Cost: Free! No RSVP required.

Refreshments: We are asking our members to bring cookies and similar finger foods for the event. (Utensils beyond plates and napkins will not be available, so “finger foods” is to be taken literally.) If you are able to bring something, please contact Mary Ann Gasior (gasiormaryann@ yahoo.com or (937)-434-5992) to let her know what you will be bringing. Please plan to arrive a little before 1:00 if you are bringing food, since refreshments will be served at 1:00.


October 8, 2017: Reading Group discusses Mansfield Park

Our reading group continues discussion of Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.


November 12, 2017: Reading Group discusses Mansfield Park

Our reading group continues discussion of Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.


January 6, 2018: Twelfth Night Ball

JASNA Dayton is hosting our third annual Twelfth Night Ball at the Patterson Homestead. Keep an eye on the Twelfth Night Ball Page for further details.


February 11, 2018: Reading Group discusses Mansfield Park

Our reading group continues discussion of Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.


April 8, 2018: Reading Group discusses Mansfield Park

Our reading group continues discussion of Mansfield Park. See the Reading Group Page for more details.


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