Registration will open this fall.

In 2021, the Jane Austen Summer Program will center on Jane Austen’s letters and Claire Tomalin’s biography “Jane Austen: A Life.” Find our tentative schedule hereLearn more about special guest speakers here. Teachers can find information on CEU credits and scholarships here.

New to JASP? Learn more here.

What to Read

For JASP 2021, we will be exploring the theme “Jane Austen’s World” via her letters and Claire Tomalin’s biography. If you buy online, consider using Amazon Smile and selecting Jane Austen Summer Program as your charity of choice!


Jane Austen's Letters (Fourth Edition)
by Deirdre LeFaye


Jane Austen: A Life
by Claire Tomalin

What to Watch

We will screen the two films below at JASP.
For information on these films and other productions on the big and small screen, click here.

Miss Austen Regrets (2007)
Starring Olivia Williams as Jane Austen

Becoming Jane (2007)
Starring Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen

Where to Stay & Park

The Hampton Inn – Chapel Hill/Carrboro

370 E Main St. #100
Carrboro, NC 27510

(919) 969-6988

Google Maps   |   Written Directions

This hotel is delightfully located in the middle of Carrboro’s vibrant art district with many boutiques and restaurants on the same block. There are also two grocery stores within a five-minute walk.


The Hampton Inn has plentiful, free parking for all participants, regardless of whether you are staying the night at the hotel. We recommend parking on the 4th floor. We will have parking permits ready for all participants at check-in.

We'll post more specific information about Getting Around as JASP gets closer!

Praise for JASP

“This was so amazing, even more so than I thought it would be. I can’t wait until next year!”

“JASP gets better every year … Worth every penny, and I can’t recommend it highly enough for anyone interested in Austen and her works.”

“I regularly teach Austen at the college level, and this program routinely sends me back to the classroom with more knowledge and more practical ways to make Austen live for my students...”

“The ball is ALWAYS wonderful and is something I look so forward to each year!”

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The Jane Austen Summer Program is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.