November 4, 2017
Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington, Seattle
Event Programming 1:00-5:30pm
Regency Ball 7:00-10:00pm
JaneFest is an all-day, volunteer-led 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 The Festival, expo-style informational booths and participatory activities from 1:00-5:30pm, and will culminate in a Regency Ball from 7:00-10:00pm. Costumes admired but not required!
Come learn about various aspects of Austen’s life, times, and work, such as Regency cooking, clothing, and embroidery, try your hand at Regency card games such as whist, and try your feet at Regency-style dances! Activities will include crafts, trivia, a visit to UW Special Collections to see Regency rare books, discussions of Austen’s fiction, dance workshops, a photo booth, fashion shows, and more!
We will also be hosting two JaneWeek events leading up to the festival.