The Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America was organized in 1994. Meetings are held four times each year in Boise, Idaho. For membership information, please visit For information about meetings, please contact Cheryl Russell-Griebenow, Idaho Regional Coordinator, at

17th Annual Tea

Our 17th Annual Tea honoring Jane Austen's birth will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

Dr. Cheryl Kinney will be our speaker. Her presentation, "A Dangerous Indulgence: Women's Health in Jane Austen's Time" is sure to be entertaining and informative. Dr. Kinney is a gynecologist in Dallas, Texas and has been named one of "America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists" yearly since 2002. She has been a panelist and speaker at several JASNA Annual General Meetings and is co-chair for the 2011 AGM to be held in Fort Worth. Dr. Kinney lectured on regency health issues at the recent Chicago Humanities Festival, and was a speaker at the 2010 Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom Annual Conference.

The tea is $25.00 per person, and payment in advance is required. Reservations are being accepted by Irene Miller Coen at (208) 577-7686 or

The Jane Austen Book Club

Tuesday, January 10 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, March 14 - Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, May 9 - Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Roy and Lesley Adkins (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room Boise)
Tuesday, July 11 - The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, September 12 - Jane Austen's Letters edited by Deirdre LeFaye (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, November 14 - Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)

The Jane Austen Book Club meets six times each year to discuss books by, about and because of Jane Austen. For information about book club meetings, contact Monica Van Bussum at