Jane Austen Society of Maine

Welcome to JASNA-Maine! 

Admirers of Jane Austen in Maine have been meeting for more than 25 years to celebrate her and her work.   

We meet three times a year to read, discuss, and sometimes dramatize her words.  We’ve danced as she would have to the music she heard and learned about her life and times.   We’ve marveled at her wisdom and her deep understanding of human nature.     

If you’ve loved or laughed at her lively characters or been moved by their situations, you 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.  To learn more about JASNA or to join, see http://www.jasna.org/membership/index.html.


St. Mary’s Church in Falmouth was the setting for the first meeting of the 2019-2020 season of JASNA-Maine.  James Prevet, lecturer at USM Osher Lifelong Learning Institute spoke on “Moral Influences on Jane Austen.” Mr. Prevet chiefly described how Austen’s characters through their lives and actions exemplified or failed to live up to the principles of  Aristotle’s “Ethics.”

Mr. Prevet & Barbara