• Jennifer Abella

Recapping the 2021 Jane Austen Summer Program

This year's virtual Jane Austen Summer Program explored "Jane Austen's World" in a various ways, through her letters, her life, the politics and fashion of the day and even via the act of writing itself. Here's a look back at our four-day virtual symposium, as told through select social media posts.


And stay tuned in the fall for more details about our 2022 program: Jane Austen & Shakespeare!



JASP Day 1 recap link:  our creative writing workshop, virtual exhibits, an embroidery workshop, a banquet cook-along and talks by authors Mary Robinette Kowal (the 'Glamourist Histories' series) and Robert Morrison ('The Regency Years').

This year, JASP went virtual! Here's the run-up, plus Day 1, which included: our creative writing workshop, virtual exhibits, an embroidery workshop, a banquet cook-along and talks by authors Mary Robinette Kowal (the 'Glamourist Histories' series) and Robert Morrison ('The Regency Years').


JASP Day 2 recap: talks on tea, Austen's publication history, the Ottoman inspiration for Regency fashion, a landmark art exhibit that Austen herself visited, a turban-making workshop, discussion groups and two theatrical productions.

Day 2 of JASP included talks on tea, Austen's publication history, the Ottoman inspiration for Regency fashion, a landmark art exhibit that Austen herself visited, a turban-making workshop, discussion groups and two theatrical productions.



JASP Day 3 recap: talks on the politics of Austen's day and handwriting, a penmanship workshop, our first-ever Bake-Off and a murder mystery game.

Day 3 of JASP included: talks on the politics of Austen's day and handwriting, a penmanship workshop, our first-ever Bake-Off and a murder mystery game.



JASP Day 4 recap: penmanship workshop, a talk on the 'business of Mothering,' a panel on Austen's legacy in media, 'Regency Celebrities,' a farewell and a sneak peek at our 2022 program.

The last day of JASP featured another penmanship workshop, a talk on the 'business of Mothering,' a panel on Austen's legacy in media, 'Regency Celebrities,' a farewell and a sneak peek at our 2022 program.