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Janefest: Celebrating Jane Austen at 200
Janefest: Celebrating Jane Austen at 200
WhenSaturday, Nov. 4, 2017, 1 – 10 p.m.
Campus locationMary Gates Hall (MGH)
Event typesSpecial Events

JaneFest is an all-day celebration of the life and work of Jane Austen at the University of Washington. It marks 200 years since her death in 1817, and is complemented by similar festivals around the world. The event includes expo-style informational booths and participatory activities 1-5:30 pm, and will culminate in a Regency Ball 7-10 pm. Costumes admired but not required!

Learn about  Austen’s life, times, and work, including Regency cooking, clothing, and embroidery. Try your hand at Regency card games such as whist and try your feet at Regency-style dances! Activities include crafts, trivia, a visit to UW Special Collections, discussions of Austen’s fiction, dance workshops, a photo booth, fashion shows, and more!

We will also be hosting JaneWeek, a series of lead-up events October 30-November 3. More details to come.
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