The Power of Place as Inspiration
Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, will be presenting a 45-minute talk on the power of literary pilgrimage and how her visits to Chawton House directly inspired her novel, followed by a live Q&A for 15-30 minutes.
“The Jane Austen Society” is a fictional telling of the start of the society in the 1940s in the village of Chawton, where Austen lived and wrote. A percentage of author royalties from the UK edition of Natalie’s book directly support Chawton House.
Natalie will be speaking as part of a subscription series offered through the North American Friends of Chawton House. She has waived her usual honorarium to raise awareness for Chawton House. Her presentation connects to the two-pronged mission of Chawton House to preserve both a historic Austen family site and the unique legacy of early women writers whose works are housed in the Library.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and additional information will be sent to the email address you use when you register.
Please note: To ensure that our afternoon runs smoothly and securely, this event is an online presentation via Zoom. Registration is required through EventBrite. Click the green “Tickets” button in the upper right corner of this page to reserve your free virtual ticket (using your email address). A few days prior to the event, instructions for the Zoom meeting will be emailed to the address you used to register for the event.