Upcoming Events

Bloodletting and Bodice-Ripping:
Creating a Regency-Enough Wardrobe

Saturday, February 15, 2020
2 to 3 p.m.
American University Library, Room 150

Join us for a fun program with our own Debra Roush, past DC regional coordinator and current vice president for regions, JASNA.  Debra makes and wears her own Regency clothing and strives for authenticity.  We will learn about every layer!  Please note that you do not have to be a seamstress or even an aspiring seamstress to enjoy this presentation.

This event is free, and last-minute walk-ins will be welcome, but if you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to jasna.dcrc@gmail.com to confirm and to help us with planning.

Light refreshments, including tea, will be served!

American University provides a free shuttle from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Stop to campus. The M4, N2, N4, and N6 metrobus routes all have stops at the university.   Parking is free in all campus locations on the weekends.  (Use your new membership directory to contact other JASNA members to share rides!).

“Life in the Regency Era” Study Day

April 25

Our second annual event!

Presentations include: “Circulating Libraries,” Claire Bellanti, past president, JASNA; “An Introduction to Georgian Jewelry,” Frederica Jaret, New York Metropolitan Region. Additional speaker(s) TBA.

Expedition and Picnic

Summer 2020 (date TBA)

An outing to a JASNA-DC member’s 19th-century home.

JASNA AGM: “Jane Austen’s Juvenilia: Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution”

Oct. 9-11

JASNA’s annual general meeting.

Birthday Brunch

Dec. 5

Our annual brunch to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday. This year’s speaker is Susan Allen Ford, PhD, editor, Persuasions


We invite you to join us by becoming a member of JASNA, the Jane Austen Society of America.

As well as communications from JASNA you will receive news from JASNA-DC via our newsletter The Austen Scribbler with invitations to events and Jane Austen news.

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).