“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ― Caroline Bingley, Pride & Prejudice

Celebrate Jane's Birthday!

Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon
Saturday, December 16, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
With special guest speaker, Shannon Blatt, speaking on, Christmas Time at Chawton

$55 per person includes a three course lunch, a great message, fun fellowship with other Janeites and many more goodies!

Maggiano's Little Italy NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX

Shannon Blatt received a JASNA scholarship for her 2012 Graduate-level essay, "Feminine Manipulation in Sense and Sensibility," with Dr. Theresa Kenney as her mentor. She went on to complete a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Dallas in 2014, where her thesis was titled, "How Just a Humiliation: Shame in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice." After a career in nonprofit management, pharmaceutical sales, and university career services, she is now focusing on spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying all things Austen.