We invite you to join us in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region by first becoming a member of JASNA, the Jane Austen Society of North America, which automatically assigns you to our mailing list. As well as communications from JASNA, you will receive announcements from JASNA-DC via our newsletter, The Austen Scribbler, with invitations to events and Jane Austen news.

We welcome members who are interested in every aspect of Jane Austen’s life and writing, the history of her fascinating family and the places where they lived, and the events and culture of late 18th/early 19th century England. We also enjoy learning about the arts, crafts, and fashions of the era. We explore all the current media treatments of Austen’s works as well as their many adaptations in contemporary films and novels. We learn from each other and from the different viewpoints and experiences we bring to the study of an author who remains so admired and influential today.

Learn about JASNA’s national Jane Austen Book Box Program.

Upcoming events

Dec. 9: Our annual Austen birthday luncheon will be held at The Hamilton, 600 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, with guest speaker Dr. Juliette Wells! (Registration for this event has closed.)

Jan. 28, 2024: Virtual Program! Dr. Rachel Gevlin, Term Assistant Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, will reprise her Breakout Session from the 2023 JASNA AGM in Denver: “Jane Austen: Protofeminist, Postfeminist, Bad Feminist”.  Registration for the Zoom link to be provided closer to the date.

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).