About This Region

JASNA North Texas was founded on a shared love of Jane Austen and her completed works. In the Fall of 1997, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, offered a class on Jane Austen in their Adult Education Program. Rosalie Sternberg registered with 10 other people. Everyone loved the class and did not want to stop meeting and discussing Jane Austen. They continued as a group meeting once a month at Barnes and Noble in Dallas. That summer, the Jane Austen Society of North America offered their first Jane Austen tour in Great Britain. In conversation on the trip with Elsa Solender, National President of JASNA at the time, Rosalie determined that she had a region in the making. With Elsa’s help and guidance, the group officially became the North Texas region. Since that time, the North Texas region has met on a regular basis in various locations throughout the North Texas area. We talked, studied and laughed as we continue to enjoy the genius of Jane Austen. Please join us!


Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. ―  Jane Austen, Emma

JASNA-NTX Plaque at Chawton

Located on the Garden Walk at Chawton House.