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 RegionFall Meeting & Special Program

Saturday, September 8, 2018 University of Southern Maine, Portland

Glickman Library (7th Floor)
Free parking in their garage and outdoor lot

“Miss Austen at Home” performed by Laura Rocklyn 1:00-1:30 Registration

1:30-2:30 Program ~Refreshments ~

Miss Austen at Home: The year is 1815, and Jane Austen has just returned from a visit to The Prince Regent’sLondon residence. The honor of this invitation prompts her to reminisce about the events that led the daughter of a country clergyman to a position of such prestige. She shares her thoughts and feelings about her novels and how their publication changed her life forever.

Cost: Members $ 15 Non-Members: $20 Students: $5 Please pay at the entrance.

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About our presenter:

Laura Rocklyn has been bringing historical characters to life throughout her career, both as a performer and a writer. One of her plays, Emma is Presented in Washington City, was performed at the DC AGM in 2016.

She has acted at theaters across the country, including the Folger Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare, Arena Stage, Richmond Shakespeare Festival and Round House Theatre.

Currently based in Washington, DC, she is an acting company member and teaching artist at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and a resident company member and dramaturge with Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

Laura received her BA in Theatre and English Literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.

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