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Program of Events

The following meetings have been organized for our region members in 2014 and 2015. For links to events organised by other bodies please click here.

Guests are always welcome to attend our chapter meetings, held on the second Sunday of alternating months at 2 p.m. If you need information about an upcoming meeting, please contact the program co-chairs via email: . More details will be posted to this page as they are confirmed throughout the year, so please check back. You can also find details about upcoming meetings in our Regional updates.

February 11th 2018
Mourning Customs in Jane Austen's England
Presenter: Jim Nagle
Venue: Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133.

April 8th 2018
'You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby's:' Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen's Time
Presenter: Claire Bellanti — JASNA President
Venue: Sunset Club, 1021 University St., Seattle
This will be our big special event for the year. As is usually the case with our special programs, it will be a ticketed event. Attendees will be charged an amount to cover their meal, and the Region will pick up other costs such as room rental and AV. The Region will also underwrite a part of the meal costs for members.
Member price: $25.00; Non-member price: $40.00

June 10th 2018
Jane Austen Fan Fiction panel
Presenter: Dan Jacobson
Venue: TBA

August 12th 2018
Being Upwardly Mobile in Bath
Presenter: Julie Buck
Venue: TBA
This will be a program looking at the City of Bath and the places where the main characters of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion lived and visited.

October 14th 2018
The Clergy in Jane Austen
Presenter: Charlene Kern
Venue: TBA

December 16th 2018
Austen Birthday and Holiday Celebration
Venue: TBA

Other Events

This section lists events organized by other bodies. Information presented here may not always be totally up to date, and you should check with the event organizers for the latest information.


Annual General Meetings for the Jane Austen Society of North America are held in October and planned by the local JASNA chapter in the host city. These gatherings offer a chance for Jane Austen enthusiasts from all backgrounds and of all ages to attend high quality presentations about Jane Austen's writings and the time in which she lived. Along with the learning, AGMs offer fun social activities, a marketplace with quality vendors, and even an opportunity to dress up in period costume for the Saturday night gala. Only JASNA members in good standing are eligible to participate. Registration materials are sent out in spring and space is limited. A good way to learn about the plans for upcoming AGMs is to visit the host chapter's website

September 28–30, 2018
Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope"
Venue: Kansas City, MO.
For more details visit the JASNA 2018 AGM web site.

October 4–6, 2019
200 Years of Northanger Abbey: "Real, Solemn History"
Venue: Williamsburg, VA.
For more details visit the JASNA 2019 AGM web site.
Local Jane Austen-related events
The Washington Regency Society
If you are interested in Regency costume and culture you might investigate the Washington Regency Society. The group sponsors a number of Regency costume events throughout the year including dinners, teas and picnics. They also gather to create Regency costumes. For more information visit the society's website.
Somewhere In Time, Unlimited
Somewhere In Time, Unlimited is a local historic costuming group that sponsors events and workshops focusing on the costumes of a variety of historic time periods. Visit their website for upcoming events.

A great way to learn about upcoming Jane Austen-related activities in our own and other regions is to subscribe to the JASNA Puget Sound Chapter's "Chatter" email list.

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the Internet, visit this web page. For detailed instructions on subscribing, unsubscribing, and many other options, please send an email with the word help in either the subject line or the body of the email to .

Last update: 20th November 2017

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