Virtual Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Sunday December 4, 2022, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Join us for our online celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday. We will have time to visit and share our thoughts on Austen’s genius. Then we will watch a video of Claire Bellanti, former JASNA president, give her presidential talk. This is an illustrated talk about an 18th century social institution that was very important to Jane Austen in her own life and her fiction, the Circulating Library. Bellanti presents its history and then, with references to Austen’s novels and letters, shows how central such libraries were in the reading and sharing of books in Regency England. There will be time for discussion after the video.

This meeting is free and open to all. Register using the link below and the Zoom link will be sent to you on 12/3/22. Registration will close 12/4/22 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Questions? Send us an email at

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