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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 monthly newsletter.


February 12th 2017
A Couple of Minutes with Jane Austen
Presenter: JASNA-PS Members
Venue: Seattle Public Library, Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA

April 9th 2017
A Theatrical Production
Presenter: Kimberly Milham and members of the theater troupe
Venue: The Women's University Club of Seattle, 1105 Spring St, Seattle, WA 98104

PLEASE NOTE: There is a charge for attendance. For more details see this page.

June 11th 2017
The Opium Wars
Presenter: Carolyn Kine
Venue: TBA

August 13th 2017
Education in Jane Austen’s England
Presenter: Various Members
Venue: TBA

October 15th 2017 (moved to a week later than normal for members to attend AGM)
Northanger Abbey — a Halloween Discussion
Venue: TBA

December 16th 2017
Austen Birthday and Holiday Celebration
Venue: TBA — a Special Celebration to commemorate the 200th year after her death, this will be held on Jane’s actual 242nd birthday — Saturday, December 16th — a departure from our regular schedule.


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.

JASNA AGMs

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 6–8, 2017
39th JASNA AGM
Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality
Venue: Huntington Beach, CA
For more details visit the JASNA 2017 AGM web site.

October 28–30, 2018
40th JASNA AGM
Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope"
Venue: Kansas City, MO.
For more details visit the JASNA 2018 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.
The Oregon Regency Society
The Oregon Regency Society sponsors a number of Regency costume events throughout the year. There will be picnics and other events throughout the spring and summer. For more information, visit the society's website. If you're interested in Regency costume and culture, you might wish to join the Facebook group for the Puget Sound region's chapter of the Oregon Regency Society. Search for "Puget Sound Regency Society" on Facebook.
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 January 2017


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