Maine Chapter


We are a regional organization of admirers of Jane Austen and her writings, founded in 1977.  Our group meets four times a year, mostly in the Greater Portland or Brunswick area, to hear speakers, discuss Austen’s work and life, celebrate her birthday and enjoy the company of other Janeites.  We are proud of our summer “Boxhill picnic”.

Anyone who has chuckled at, appreciates or has been moved by Austen’s novels will find a cordial welcome at our meetings.   You can also visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janeaustensocietyofnorthamericamaine.

JASNA-Maine is one of more than 70 regions which comprise the Jane Austen Society of North America.   Membership in our parent group confers regional membership.  One may attend the regional meetings as guests.  To learn more about JASNA or to join, see http://www.jasna.org/membership/index.html.

Jane Austen Society of North America – Maine Reg

Spring Meeting – Saturday, May 12, 2018
Merrill Memorial Library, Third Floor (elevator accessible)

215 Main Street, Yarmouth 207-846-4763
Please park on Main Street or the lot across from Main Street

A Talk by Misty Krueger, Professor of English

University of Maine at Farmington

  “The Adventures of a JASNA International Visitor

1:00-1:30      Registration

1:30-2:30      Speaker, Q&A

     ~Refreshments ~

RSVP by May 5 to Sheila McGarr at:   janeite2@gmail.com

Or, click here for an online form.

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Austen May 12, 2018 INVITATION


About our speaker: Misty Krueger is an assistant professor of British literature at the University of Maine at Farmington. She has published on Austen, juvenilia, adaptation, and pedagogy. In the summer of 2017, she was the Jane Austen Society of North America International Visitor in Chawton, where she conducted research and volunteered at Chawton House Library and the Jane Austen’s House Museum.