What we're about

Desserts with Jane is for women who like the writings of Jane Austen, classic literature, and getting together for afternoon tea. 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.

Sorry, gents, much as we enjoy your company, this group is just for women.

Our events include reading Austen's books and watching the film adaptations, tea and dessert gatherings, discussing other books written by 19th century authors or those in the same vein as Austen (e.g., the Bronte sisters, Elizabeth Gaskill, and Bridget Jones), attending the theater, and anything else that strikes our fancy.

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.)


Attendance Policy: In an effort to combat no-shows and have a more accurate head count of attendees for events, DWJ has a strict attendance policy. If you can no longer attend and have RSVP'd "yes" for an event, you must change your RSVP to "no" within 24 hours of said event or you will receive a strike. Not letting us know within the 24 hours or not showing up at all will earn a member a strike. Three strikes within a calendar year will result in removal from the group.

Past events (115)

Book Reading: The Jane Austen Society

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Netflix Viewing Party: Pride & Prejudice (2005)

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Netflix Viewing Party: The Queen

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Netflix Viewing Party: Howards End

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