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Program of Events

The following meetings have been organized for our region members this year. 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 10th 2019 Canceled due to predicted extreme weather
Persuasion's Plot Enabler: Prize Money – How Did Adm. Croft and Capt. Wentworth Make Their Money?
Presenter: Jim Nagle
Besides being an important recruitment incentive, prize money vitally supplemented Royal Navy wages during Jane's time. Indeed, where would Adm. Croft and Capt. Wentworth be without it? This session will explore how it worked, its impact on the Navy, especially on individual officers, and its good and bad results.
Venue: Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052

April 6th 2019
An Invitation to Pemberley: A Country House Party at the Fine Georgian Home of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
A Ticketed event encompassing a day’s entertainment, supper and a ball
Venue: Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

June 9th 2019
A June Wedding
Presenter: Various
This program will be presented by many members who will also provide the food for the meeting. A Wedding Breakfast will be presented, with individual members making short presentations about their food contributions – where they found the recipe, and why they think this dish would be served at a wedding breakfast, as well as how they made the dish in a modern kitchen.
Venue:Library Services Building, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
Note — this is NOT the public library in downtown Issaquah.

August 11th 2019
A June Wedding – Part II
Presenter: Julie Buck
In Jane Austen’s time, most weddings were required to be held in the morning – thus, the popularity of the “Wedding Breakfast”. Julie will explore marriage laws and wedding customs in Regency England.
Venue: Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057

October 13th 2019
Seeing Austen Through Her Own Eyes: An Insider’s Guide to Northanger Abbey
Presenter: Collins Hemingway
Venue: TBA

December 8th 2019
Austen Birthday and Holiday Celebration
Venue: TBA
Food Hosts: All members to bring a dish.

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

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: 17th April 2019

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