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Register now: 2019 Austen birthday brunch

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join friends for our 2019 Austen birthday brunch celebration to give a warm welcome to an outstanding new speaker for JASNA, Dr. Sarah Marsh, who will discuss “Jane Austen and the Abolition of the Slave Trade.”  Dr. Marsh is a popular speaker at the annual Jane Austen Summer Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she has given several invited talks.  Since writing her dissertation on Austen and other authors, she has published many articles and has a book in progress.  Her forthcoming article on Mansfield Park will appear in the January 2020 Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Also in 2020 she will be a Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution.

Maggiano’s Little Italy is located at the Friendship Center and is readily accessible from the Friendship Heights metro stop on the Red Line.  Several bus lines also connect to Friendship Heights.  Parking is available in the garage under the Center and under Mazza Galleria across Wisconsin Avenue.

Payment of $48 and your registration is due by November 30.

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Welcome to the Washington, DC region of the Jane Austen Society of America (JASNA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of the works of English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817).