Upcoming programs are listed in the calendar below.
If you feel that “There is a monstrous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit,” then we encourage you to attend any or all of these events on our Janeite Social Calendar, for “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”
From lectures to teas to dances to discussions to Jane’s birthday celebration, you’re sure to enjoy yourself in the company of other Janeites. Don’t fret should you find yourself required to go alone because “from the whole she deduced this useful lesson, that to go previously engaged to a ball, does not necessarily increase either the dignity or enjoyment of a young lady.”
We look forward to seeing you soon!
To learn more about our programs and find past programs, click here.
Formerly owned by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward Austen Knight, and well known to Jane herself, Chawton House now fosters research and understanding of early women writers, restoring them to their rightful place in the history of English literature and enabling them to speak directly to–and inspire–future generations.
Dr. Kim Simpson, Deputy Director of Chawton House, will present a history of the house and its Austen connections; give a tour of the gardens; and share a few objects from the exhibition Quills & Characters, as well as treasures from Chawton House Library.
This live virtual event is limited to 100 participants and will be hosted on Chawton House’s Zoom account. JASNA St. Louis members have priority registration through March 1; after that, the registration link will be shared with nearby JASNA regions.