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As Jane said, "Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like", so if you are a fan of Jane Austen; her books, Austen literary spin-offs, the films, the Regency Era and all things Jane, this is the group for you to do what you like. Women and Men are most ardently welcome. We will try to connect to all things Jane that happen in our community, as well as, create some new events of our own. Since, "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. - Jane Austen", then why not indulge in your particular fancy and join us in celebrating Austen in Austin. We keep Austin Weird, why not keep it Austen as well?

Upcoming events (5)

To Bee or Not to Bee (working title) Good Society Jane Austen RPG

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a love for Austen's novels must be in want of the means to create such stories for themselves. In pursuit of that end, Good Society is a collaborative roleplaying game that captures the heart, and the countenance, of Jane Austen's work." This is for those of you who have an interest in playing a Jane Austen character, and it will require acting and imagination. I am still learning how to be a proficient Game Master, and I will try my best to map out the world of the novel we create together. You will need to be able to access Google Drive and Google Hangouts in order to play this game. We also share memes over Discord. The shared files will be sent to you through email. Please message me with your email information if you wish to join. You can also choose to watch!

Sanditon (Episodes 7-8) -Virtual Jane Austen Watch!

Online event

Let's Watch Sanditon Virtually! Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) and her spiky relationship with the charming, enigmatic Sidney Parker (Theo James). The story also features other intrigues from Mr. Parker's ward, the mysterious West Indies heiress, Miss Lambe (Crystal Clarke), and also includes a rivalry between relations for the fortune of the forthright grande dame of Sanditon, Lady Denham (Anne Reid).

Book Club - Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

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Hello Janeites! Welcome to Book Club! We are going virtual in these challenging times. We will be using Google Hangout, so if you have an gmail account just click on the link below and add this event to your Google Calendar. If you don't have a Gmail account, no worries, you can use this link on the day of the event and Jodi can invite you in in real time. Our email if you have questions or concerns is [masked]. We will be reading: Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal Unmarriageable is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in modern-day Pakistan. We loosely follow the "Montreal Plan" for book club in alternating -works by Jane Austen -works about Jane Austen -works she read -works inspired by her writings -works about her time/Regency era -works of Austen related pop culture Please bring 1-2 discussion points to bring with you. Strong opinions are also welcome.

Book Club

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Hello Janeites! Welcome to Book Club! We are going virtual in these challenging times. We will be using Google Hangout, so if you have an gmail account just click on the link below and add this event to your Google Calendar. If you don't have a Gmail account, no worries, you can use this link on the day of the event and Jodi can invite you in in real time. Our email if you have questions or concerns is [masked]. We will be reading: We loosely follow the "Montreal Plan" for book club in alternating -works by Jane Austen -works about Jane Austen -works she read -works inspired by her writings -works about her time/Regency era -works of Austen related pop culture Please bring 1-2 discussion points to bring with you. Strong opinions are also welcome.

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Sanditon (Episodes 5-6) -Virtual Jane Austen Watch!

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