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 – Maine

“Box Hill” Summer Picnic 2018

You are cordially invited to a Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at “Seaways,” the home of Ann and Paul Standridge, in Harpswell.

Directions:  Take Route 123 from Brunswick (or the Mountain Road from the islands) and drive past Harpswell Center (where the Kellogg Church is on the left).  Keep going.  Pass the West Harpswell School and continue until you see the Auburn Colony tennis court on the right.  “Seaways” (#1811) is on the left just past the tennis court.  The distance is about 12 miles from the Bowdoin Pines and the mailbox is clearly marked.

Please let Ann Standridge know if you will be attending and if you will be bringing a guest: 

telephone 207-833-5438

      email: standridge.ann@gmail.com

She will also need to know what food you will bring (main dish, salad or dessert).  Beverages will be provided. 

Please bring a lawn chair for outside seating if the day is fine.

Hoping to see you there!

July 15 – Box Hill Summer Picnic

​at ​the home of Ann and Paul Standridge in Harpswell. 

If you are planning to attend and have not yet let Ann know, please call or email her: 207-833-5438   standridge.ann@gmail.com


September 8 – Special performance by actress Laura Rocklyn, Miss Austen at Home, at the Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland.  We want to have a big audience for this entertaining event, so save the date and  please think about bringing a guest!  More details will be coming in August.