A Visit to Camp Austen

On Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. HST (4 p.m. PST, 7 p.m. EST) we will discuss Ted Scheinman’s Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan via Zoom. Email JASNAHawaiiNei@gmail.com to receive the link. The book is available in ebook or paperback from Amazon  (used copies available) or Barnes and Noble. Here’s whatContinue reading “A Visit to Camp Austen”

P&P Onscreen: Discussing MGM’s 1940 film – with quiz

Before Colin Firth there was Laurence Olivier. Like the 1995 mini-series, the 1940 black and white film spurred interest in Austen’s novels. Hawai‘i JASNA members were joined by fellow Janeites from as far as St. Louis and Montreal on Jan. 21 to discuss the merits of various screen adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and debateContinue reading “P&P Onscreen: Discussing MGM’s 1940 film – with quiz”

P&P, Irreverently

Members Gretchen, Donna and Cheryl enjoyed front row seats for Koa Theater’s production of Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice in December. Directed by Kelsey Baehrens with intimate, minimalist staging, the “bold, surprising, boisterous and timely” comedic take offered a fun, fresh approach blending period-dress and traditional language with modern sensibilities and amazingly quick on-stage costumeContinue reading “P&P, Irreverently”

Meet me at the AGM

Although they live on different islands in Hawai‘i, Regional Coordinator Cheryl Ernst, far left, and member Margaret Gill, far right, were together on Canada’s Vancouver Island for the 2022 Annual General Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. Theme for JASNA’s 2022 AGM was Sense and Sensibility in the City of Gardens. The nearly 700 attendees enjoyedContinue reading “Meet me at the AGM”

Birthday Jeopard-Tea

Fully vaccinated O‘ahu-based members gathered in the garden at the Kailua home of new Regional Coordinator Cheryl Ernst for the annual tea belatedly celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday. Decadent treats were served, and a Jeopardy-style game focused on Jane Austen tea references and related trivia (did you know there are just two mentions of tea inContinue reading “Birthday Jeopard-Tea”

First Ever Pan-Pacific Conference

Seven speakers from five countries spread across 12 time zones shared a wide-ranging discussion on Jane Austen in the Pan Pacific in a first-of-it’s kind conference Nov. 13, 2021. The ambitious undertaking was hosted by JASNA-Hawai‘i and JASNA-Southwest, with special greetings from JASNA President Liz Philosophos Cooper and welcomes from Hawai‘i Regional Coordinator Bob NewellContinue reading “First Ever Pan-Pacific Conference”

Halekulani Tea 2019

Our 2019 Belated Birthday Tea, on February 2 at Orchids at the Halekulani in Waikiki, was a great success and enjoyed by all. We were especially privileged to have visitors from the Portland, Oregon JASNA region. In a lively round of Jane Austen Volleyball, the Emma team triumphed over the Elizabeth team by a scoreContinue reading “Halekulani Tea 2019”

Return to Halekulani

Our annual tea—the third at Halekulani’s Orchid’s restaurant—was a great success! We enjoyed great conversation, a wonderful tea service, and a lively round of Jane Austen volleyball. Many thanks to all who attended, and watch for our photo in the next JASNA News. Coming up on April 7 is our next reading group meeting featuringContinue reading “Return to Halekulani”