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 Austen film adaptations, had a picnic, and enjoyed coffee shops, parks, and other locations throughout the DC metro area.
All women are welcome, both 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.
Possible future events include 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 and again.
Come discover the relaxing atmosphere that is Desserts with Jane while also visiting new cozy locations throughout the metro area! We'd love to meet you!
(Note: Desserts with Jane is not affiliated with the Jane Austen Society of North America, although we wholeheartedly endorse them and many of our members are also JASNA members.)
“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
May 21 · 2:15 PM
Movie: Love & Friendship
Join your Austen gals to watch the new film LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. The film is an adaptation of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan.... Learn more
May 15 · 2:30 PM
Persuasion Movie Viewing Redux
Since so many of you weren't able to attend the Persuasion movie viewing Yasmin hosted a few weeks ago, Rachita has kindly offered to host another viewing of the 2007... Learn more
April 16 · 7:00 PM
Movie Night: Northanger Abbey (2007)
Come watch the 2007 adaptation of Austen's arguably most underrated novel, Northanger Abbey. This adaptation stars Felicity Jones as Catherine, who was nominated for the... Learn more
April 9 · 11:00 AM
Tea at the Hillwood Estate
Enjoy a cup of tea with your fellow Austenites as we visit the Hillwood Estate this April.
The Hillwood, nestled in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington and... Learn more
March 26 · 3:00 PM
Movie: "Persuasion" (2007)
As a way to wrap up our discussion on Persuasion, we're meeting up for a viewing of the 2007 film version of the book. Join us as we watch the devastatingly handsome and... Learn more