Our new smaller, less formal, book group, led by Erin Connor and Melissa Ruzicka, will be meeting soon!

51bOPW+ZzLL._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_Saturday, July 15th at 1 p.m.  
Location: Teazer World Market in the River Park shopping center – 115 E. Paseo Del Centro, Fresno, CA 93720
Free and open to the public.

We are excited to announce that our region will now have a smaller, less formal book group, in addition to the larger book discussions that we already host. These will be bi-monthly meetings at places like local tea or coffee shops, where Janeites can get together and have a fun, lighthearted discussion.

For July, Erin and Melissa have chosen two of Jane Austen’s early works – “Love and Friendship” and “A History of England”. Both of these can be found in a variety of published forms, but perhaps the most common and accessible, is “Love and Friendship and Other Youthful Writings” published by Penguin Classics.

So please join us at Teazer’s for a nice cup of tea (or perhaps a tall glass of iced tea since it’s summertime in Fresno!) and a lively discussion of two of Jane Austen’s beloved juvenilia stories.



The 2nd Annual Jane Austen Festival, known as “Jane Fest“, hosted by The Jane Austen Society of North America Central California Region, will be held on September 23, 2017, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Clovis, CA.

Full information and vendor applications available here.

Tickets on sale beginning June 17th!




It is such happiness when good people get together—and they always do.”

We welcome you to the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) – Central California (Cen Cal)! We hope you will find your visit with us pleasant and easy.  Please join us for an upcoming book discussion, event, or outing, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries. We would love to hear from you.