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 www.jasna.org. For information about meetings, please contact Cheryl Russell-Griebenow, Idaho Regional Coordinator, at cgchapeau@msn.com.

JASNA-Idaho 2011 Tea

“‛...in proportion to their family and income’: Houses in Jane Austen’s Life and Fiction”

On Saturday, December 10, 2011, JASNA President Iris Lutz will present an illustrated talk on houses in Jane Austen’s real and imagined worlds, shedding light on many of the homes and estates that figured in her life and novels. The visual tour will feature houses Austen lived in and visited while in Chawton, Bath, Winchester, and Kent, and Iris will share many of her pictures and impressions from a trip to Jane Austen Country. In addition, by pairing pictures of real houses with descriptions in the novels of cottages, manors, and estates, Iris will show what Austen may have had in mind when she created Barton Cottage, Longbourn, Mansfield Park, Pemberley, Sotherton, and other fictional houses.

The tea will be held at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Information about tickets will be available in the fall. If you have questions about the tea or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Carole Stokes at ncstokes@cableone.net or (208) 344-5037.


The Jane Austen Book Club

2017 SCHEDULE
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 jabcidaho@gmail.com.