JUNE 17-20, 2021

In 2021, the Jane Austen Summer Program will present its multi-day symposium online, with a focus on Jane Austen’s letters and Claire Tomalin’s biography “Jane Austen: A Life.”
Registration is currently full. Join the waitlist here; we will contact those on the list if space becomes available.

Latest Program Updates

Teachers: Registration is open for JASP+

In addition to our teacher-only sessions, JASP+ offers educators a chance to learn online tools to help teach Austen to students. Registration is required, and space is limited. JASP+ is open only to middle and high school teachers. You must already be registered for JASP to participate. Learn more about JASP+ here.

Cost: $25.

More seats available for our creative writing workshop

If you missed out on snagging a seat for our creative writing workshop, never fear: We've expanded the capacity. Sign up now for our workshop, led by authors Mary Robinette Kowal and Soniah Kamal. This workshop is free. You must already be registered for JASP to participate.

Deluxe Regency Parcels available while supplies last

There's still time to treat yourself to our Deluxe Regency Parcel! Filled with all the materials for craft workshops, plus other delectable goodies, the parcel is designed to make your JASP experience even more special. Parcels are an additional $140 and may be ordered while supplies last. Order by May 15. You must already be registered for JASP to purchase.

Sign up now for one of two penmanship workshops

Our penmanship workshop will occur twice — in two identical sessions: Saturday, June 19, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. (EDT); and Sunday, June 20, from 8:45 to 10 a.m. (EDT). Please sign up for one session by May 15. Sessions are intended for those who want to try the activity using handwriting materials. (Note: Materials are available via our Deluxe Regency Parcel or on your own, if you are already equipped for Regency correspondence). However if you just want to come and watch, you should also sign up! Priority will be given to those who have purchased Deluxe Regency Parcels. You must already be registered for JASP to participate. 

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 highlight the film and TV series below at JASP.
For information on these films and other productions on the big and small screen, click here.

Becoming Jane (2007)
Starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy

Bridgerton, Episode 1 (2020)
Starring Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page

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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