Upcoming Events

Jane Austen: Working Woman

“I must keep to my own style & go on in my own Way.”

Saturday, December 1, 2018 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chef Geoff’s, 3201 New Mexico Avenue, Washington DC 20016.

Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with brunch and a presentation by  the next President of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Liz Philosophos Cooper. Ms. Cooper, who has been a popular speaker at many annual general meetings, will make her first presidential stop in our region. Her talk will focus on Jane Austen’s writing and publication. Jane Austen was a working woman, a determined professional writer. This illustrated talk will explore Austen’s involvement in the business of publishing novels during a time of rampant financial instability. The Austen family were active participants in both war and finance and these two sectors intertwined in the story of Jane Austen’s writing and publishing.

Reservations are now closed. We look forward to seeing you on December 1st!

Questions? Contact JASNA-DC


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).