Upcoming Meetings

Persuasion (2022) Movie Party

Join us for a screening of the new Netflix Persuasion! Feel free to arrive in full Regency costume to celebrate (or scorn) the new adaptation. Please bring a snack or treat to share with the group– bonus points if it’s Austen related!

Please note the different library location and the Saturday date for this meeting!

Date: 7/23

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Austin Library – Yarborough Branch – 2200 Hancock Dr. – Click here for the branch website – Parking at this location is free!

Recent Meetings

Alyssa C. Opishinski – Good, Quick, Cheap: Historically Inaccurate Costume Design Choices in Austen Adaptations

Join us for this wonderful talk from the 2021 Chicago AGM!

Historical accuracy in film and theatre is extremely rare and difficult to achieve. This presentation offers insight into the roles of the designer and costumes to foster an understanding and appreciation of it as a living art form, rather than as a failed historic recreation. The audience will be taken on the journey of “concept to costume,” exploring costume design theory to practical problems faced by the designer.

Date: 5/22

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom! Send an email to jasnasctx@gmail.com to RSVP.

Box Hill Picnic

Box lunch, books and being outside together!  Hope you can join us in person for our annual Box Hill Picnic!  Bring a bag or box lunch for yourself and something yummy to share with everyone.  If you have a book that you can bring to exchange that would be even better. A tour around the grounds, a game of Whist, some conversation with new or old friends.  Please join us!  

Please bring a brown bag or picnic lunch for yourself and a dessert to share with others! We will provide some tea, but please bring water or any other cool beverage you like. The event is outside, so we suggest brining a parasol or a bonnet to keep sun or rain off your delicate skin!

Date: 4/3

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Farms (click here to learn more!)

Regency Life: An Exploration in Artifacts

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Join us for a discussion on some of the Regency’s lesser-known artifacts! Talk presented by Emily Christ.

Date: 3/6

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom! Send an email to jasnasctx@gmail.com to RSVP.


Card games were a popular way of whiling away an evening at home or with friends. The game of whist is one that was common during Jane Austen’s era.    

“Whist and speculation; which will amuse me most?” Mansfield Park

Date: 2/6

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom! Send an email to jasnasctx@gmail.com to RSVP.

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