Welcome to the Jane Austen Society of North America, Vancouver Region
We are a community of Jane Austen enthusiasts who gather to celebrate her life, works and times. Our society is dedicated to promoting Austen’s literary legacy and fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of her works.
As a member of our society, you will have the opportunity to attend events, participate in activities and book clubs, and engage in lively discussions about Austen’s novels and life. Our community is welcoming, inclusive, and diverse, and we welcome anyone who shares our love for or has an interest in Austen.
Whether you are a lifelong fan or just discovering Austen’s works for the first time, we invite you to join us at our Saturday morning monthly meetings* at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 W 27th Ave, Vancouver. Every meeting is unique and includes activities such as formal talks by experts in their field, member panel discussions, readings, contemporary games and activities, and much more. Every meeting ends with a shared lunch where you have the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the ones you have made. Throughout the year we also host various events where costumes are admired but not required, and the Jane Austen Society of North America holds an annual conference in a different city throughout North America with many activities and expert speakers.
Important Note: You do not need to be an expert on Jane Austen’s novels to attend, nor do you need to dress in period costume (unless you want to).
For information, click on our links. The Events page features details about our next meeting.
*No meetings are held in January, July and August
There is an entry fee of $5.00 per person (purchase at the door) to cover room rental costs.
2023/2024 Meeting Dates
- December 9, 2023
- February 17, 2024
- March 23, 2024
- May 4, 2024 – Jane Austen Day
- June 15, 2024
Join us on December 9th, 2023, as we celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with music, lunch and, of course, cake! Find out more on our Events page.