JASNA-Wisconsin has gone virtual! Check out our upcoming events below – registration or contact information is listed with each event. Please note that, for popular events, preference will be given to Wisconsin members.


We use Zoom for all of our virtual events, so if you are unfamiliar with that platform, here is a good video to familiarize yourself with it!

For write-ups of past events, check out our blog, The Wire.

Thursday Morning Coffee & Tea Hour

Date: Every Thursday @ 9 a.m. CT
Location: Zoom
To Join: Contact to receive the Zoom information.

Do you miss chatting with your JASNA friends? Join us every Thursday morning – bring your coffee, tea, cocoa, or mimosa and catch up with friends. There is no formal program, just chat.

Romancing Austen: Jane Austen’s Genre Legacy and Modern Popular Romance Adaptations

Date: Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. CT

Location: Zoom

To Join: Email for registration information.

Jane Austen is heralded by many as one of the progenitors of the romance genre, and her works are endlessly adapted for each generation through film and fiction. Join Dr. Jessica Van Slooten as she explores Austen and her modern romance adaptors, and how they play with gender and genre. In this presentation, Dr. Van Slooten will focus on Austen’s Emma, Sonali Dev’s The Emma Project, and Farah Heron’s Kamila Knows Best.

2022 JASNA Annual General Meeting

Date: September 30 - October 2, 2022

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

To Join:

Join your fellow Janeites from across the continent (and even the world!) for a weekend of fun and learning. This year's theme, Sense and Sensibility in the City of Gardens, returns us to Austen's first published novel. Check out the AGM website for information on sessions, locations, and registration!

Milwaukee & Southeastern WI Book Club - October

Date: Sunday, October 23, 1-4 p.m. CT

Location: In-person, location TBD

To Join: Email Vicki Teal at

In keeping with the Sense and Sensibility theme for 2022, we will be reading Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility by Lauren Edmonson. This event will be held in person with a location to be determined.

Madison & Western WI Book Club - October

Date: October 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. CT

Location: In-person, location TBD

To Join: Email Phyllis Menne at

We will discuss the biography Lady Caroline Lamb by Elizabeth Jenkins. Lamb, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat and novelist, who was a contemporary of Jane Austen. In 1812, she had an affair with Byron.

North Woods Book Club - November

Date: November 6, 2022 at 1 p.m. CT

Location: Appleton, WI, location TBD

To Join: Email Tracy Rysavy at

Our next North Woods book club meeting will be Sunday, November, 6 at 1 p.m. in Appleton (location TBD). We'll be reading The Time Traveler’s Guide to Regency England by Ian Mortimer and Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price.

Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Location: TBD

To Join: TBD

Save the date on your calendar for our annual luncheon in honor of Jane Austen's birthday!

North Woods Book Club - January 2023

Date: TBD

Location: Zoom

To Join: Email Tracy Rysavy at

The January book club meeting will be back on Zoom because the weather is always awful then. We will be reading Camp Austen: My Life as an Jane Austen Superfan by Ted Scheinman and Cake and Courtship by Mark Brownlow.