Regional Events

Past Events

May 8: JASNA-DC Study Day: “The Georgian Gentleman in Fact and Jane Austen Fiction,” featuring Gillian Williamson, historian and committee member, Women’s Studies Group, UK;  Rachel Gevlin, professor of literature, Monmouth College; and Jason Solinger, professor of literature, University of Mississippi.

April 10: Book Talk: Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Lauren Edmondson, author

March 13, 2021: Book talk: Publishing Northanger Abbey, Margie Burns, Author and Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Feb. 13-27, 2021: The “Emmeline” challenge. Book group.

Dec. 19, 2020: Virtual holiday program featuring Susan Allen Ford.

Feb. 15, 2020: Bloodletting and Bodice-Ripping: Creating a Regency-Enough Wardrobe, with Debra Roush, past D.C. regional coordinator and current vice president for regions, JASNA

Dec. 7, 2019: Austen birthday brunch, with Dr. Sarah Marsh

Oct. 12, 2019: English Paper Piecing Workshop and Reception, with Sue and Martyn Dell

April 27, 2019: Study day. Life in the Regency, with Anthony Batterton, Janet Mullany, Moriah Webster and Amy Stallings

July 26, 2017. Dining with Jane Austen with Julienne Gehrer

April 26, 2017: Happy Hour

December 10, 2016: Miss Austen at Home with Laura Rocklyn

September 11, 2016: Discussion of Emma

June 4, 2016: How Would Jane Austen Dance? with Susan de Guardiola

April 2, 2016: Lizzie + Darcy 4Ever: All About Jane Austen Fan Fiction with Zoe Burton, Rose Fairbanks, Cat Gardiner, Victoria Kincaid, and Pamela Lynne

December 13th, 2015: Chawton House Museum with Dr. Sandy Lerner.


Jane in June

June 7th, 2015: Jane at the Movies: Austen’s Novels on the Screen with Alden O’Brien, Curator of Costume at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C.June 14th, 2015: The Regency Era and the Making of Modern Morality with Mike Bevel, Facilitator, Bethesda Library’s Classics in Context Program
June 21st, 2015: Begrudgingly Yours: Jane Austen, the Prince Regent, and Emma with Mike Bevel, Facilitator, Bethesda Library’s Classics in Context Program
June 28th, 2015: The Prussians are in the Woods! : England’s Role in Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloowith Myron Peterson, Amateur Historian and Living History Re-enactor

December 7, 2014: Edward Austen Knight: Family, Commerce, and Community with Linda Slothouber


September 7, 2014: Austen’s Sea-Change: Re-Writing Sense and Sensibility with Tara Wallace, GWU


May 5, 2014: Tea With Jane Austen with food historian Joyce White.