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What to do while you’re waiting for the 2020 Jane Austen Summer Program

We know. We here at the Jane Austen Summer Program miss you, too! Wondering what to do until we release more information on our next program? Here are a few things to tide you over:

Come to our Austen & Co. event in Durham on MONDAY! If you live in the region, this event kicks off our FREE discussion series in partnership with Durham public libraries. Head to the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. in Durham at 6:30 p.m. July 15 for “Austen & Co.: Games and Play in Austen’s England.” The event, led by Anne Fertig, will feature a 20-minute talk and games such whist, spillikins, charades and more! Click here for more information.

Listen to podcasts and audiobooks: On the go? Pipe some Jane Austen right into your ears with podcasts and audiobooks. Our suggestions: On the podcast “Meeting Jane,” listen in as a couple reads an Austen novel together (she’s a fan; he’s new to Austen). If you love Rosamund Pike as Jane in the 2005 “Pride and Prejudice,” you can hear her narrate audio versions of “P&P” and “Sense & Sensibility.” Click here for more Austen-related podcasts.

Read fan fic and browse through fan art: Dr. Maria Biajoli gave a great talk on fan fiction at this year’s JASP. If you’re new to the genre, read fan fic based on “Pride and Prejudice” (or on, well, anything you can imagine, really) on Archive of Our Own or fanfiction.net. Search for Austen-related fan art on Deviantart.com. Click here to read more about Biajoli.

Get ahead for next year: Next year’s program — “Jane Austen’s World” (June 18-21, 2020) — will center on Austen’s letters and Claire Tomalin’s book “Jane Austen: A Life.” Why not start reading now?

Watch this space! Next week, we’ll have recaps of each day of this year’s Jane Austen Summer Program, with photos, videos and live-tweets from a number of panels. And in the coming weeks, we’ll share some of our favorite photos here and on social media.

JASP 2019 attendees: Please fill out our survey!

If you attended the Jane Austen Summer Program last week and have not yet filled out a survey, please take a moment to tell us your thoughts. CLICK HERE FOR OUR SURVEY. Your input will help us make next year’s JASP even better. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for recaps and photographs of this year’s program (if you missed it, check out this story from UNC) — and look out later in the year for information on our 2020 program: “Jane Austen’s World,” on Austen’s letters and the Claire Tomalin biography “Jane Austen: A Life.”

We’ve got a preview of the JASP pub crawl, plus updates and a handy packing list

The Jane Austen Summer Program is bringing back its popular pub crawl for the fourth year in a row. It’s a great way for attendees to unwind, relax, and meet other Austen fans outside of the usual conference activities!

Attendees receive a set of wine charms.

According to organizer Anne Fertig, the pub crawl allows JASP-ers to “see the best bars that Chapel Hill and Carrboro have to offer, all guided by our graduate student volunteers.” Fertig adds: “It’s even become a bit of a tradition for us to visit the local taco truck after the last bar.”

This year’s crawl features three stops: B-Side Lounge, Belltree, and Dead Mule Club. Each pub will offer one or two Austen-themed cocktails just for JASP-ers.

If you want to join the pub crawl, just ask to sign up at the JASP registration desk when you check in on Thursday. You can join us for one bar ($15), two bars ($20) or all three stops ($40).

Need more enticement? Just take a look at the menu:


  • Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. Follow signs to the JASP registration desk toward the back of the hotel on the ground floor.
  • If there are any extras you want to purchase (T-shirts, the pub crawl, etc.), you can do so on-site when you check in Thursday.


If you’re getting ready to pack, here’s a list of things to bring!

If you're getting ready to pack, here's a list of things to bring: "Pride and Prejudice; proper shoes for the ball; books by our visiting authors; batteries/chargers; parking pass; extra room in your suitcase; an open heart and an inquisitive mind.