We are a group of women readers who enjoy meeting to discuss our latest discoveries in Jane Austen's books and life. Our meeting format is flexible and fluid. We have read through all of Jane Austen's novels, strayed into Austen's contemporaries, watched a film, had a picnic, and enjoyed coffee shops, parks, and other locations throughout the DC metro area.
You'll want to stay tuned for 2014 events, and join us if you are free! All women are welcome. And by all we mean those well studied in Austen as well as those new to the idea of reading books by a young English spinster written more than 200 years ago.
We have discussed attending Austen-style balls, traveling to Jane Austen conferences, reading different literature loosely related to Austen, and also perhaps simply reading through Austen's works again etc. Won't you join us for the new adventure of Desserts with Jane 2014? We'd love to meet you!
Come discover the relaxing atmosphere that is Desserts with Jane while also visiting new cozy locations throughout the metro area!
*** In addition we'll be traveling to Guernsey Island, UK in the summer of 2015- stay tuned!
“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
2715 Q St NW, Washington, DC
Enjoy one of the Regency Era’s favorite past times: afternoon tea! You are coordially invited to join Mrs. Bennett for a spirited discussion of Austen's works and enjoy...
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This 19th-Century classic explores Austen-esque themes of class, wealth, social mobility, marriage, and female independence. It's the perfect counter-point to those...
August 15 · 8:45 AM
Yoga Hike in Rock Creek Park
"I am afraid, Mr. Darcy," observed Miss Bingley, in a half-whisper, "that this adventure has rather affected your admiration of her fine eyes."
"Not at all," he replied;... Learn more
July 29 · 7:30 PM
Pride & Prejudice on the Lawn at Dumbarton House
Watch the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice under the stars at Dumbarton House. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show will start around 8:30pm. Bring a blanket (or beach... Learn more
July 19 · 2:00 PM
Coloring at the Portrait Gallery!
Coloring is not just for kids anymore. According to several recent news reports, coloring is now all the rage among adults looking for a way to be creative and relieve... Learn more
June 20 · 7:00 PM
Movie: Death Comes to Pemberley
Arrive: 7:00pmShow starts promptly at 7:30pm
I will send out my address a day before the event to those who are coming. I live in S. Arlington; closest metro is Pentagon... Learn more
May 10 · 4:00 PM
Far From The Madding Crowd
We will be attending the 4:35 pm showing. Please buy your own tickets on-line or at the ticket kiosk at the E Street Landmark Cinema when you arrive. Arriving as close... Learn more
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